1. 1998

From the recording Farewell To Shadowlands

This is one of the more "fusiony" style of tunes on the project and features a blazing guitar-like synth solo, along with a few tricky time signatures. The overall theme is the joy that all of of creation will experience when He comes to rule over our entire planet... a prophetic theme reflected in the Psalm. By the way, the Christmas carol "Joy To The World" is also based on this Psalm.


Ray Lyon: keyboards
Jeff Quay: cymbals


Psalm 98

1 Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
3 He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

4 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
5 make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
6 with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn— shout for joy before the Lord, the King.

7 Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
9 let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.