The great harvest thanksgiving (Ps 67:5-67:7)

Let the peoples praise you!

O God!

Let all the peoples praise you!

The earth has yielded its increase.

God!

Our God has blessed us!

May God continue to bless us.

Let all the ends of the earth revere him!”

This short psalm ends with a great thanksgiving for a good harvest. The great refrain about all the people praising God was repeated twice again. God has blessed us with a great harvest. May he continue to do so. All the ends of the earth should revere God.

Universal praise of God (Ps 67:2-67:4)

“May your way be known upon the earth.

May your saving power be known among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you!

O God!

Let all the peoples praise you!

Let the nations be glad!

Let them sing for joy!

You judge the peoples with equity.

You guide the nations upon earth.”

Selah

This is a universal call to praise God. His ways should be known upon the whole earth among all nations. His saving power is present. Then there is the refrain twice “Let the peoples praise you.”   The second one has the emphatic universal “all” the peoples. The nations should be glad so that they can sing with joy. God is a fair judge as he guides all the nations on earth. Once again, this section ends with the musical interlude meditative pause, the Selah.

Gracious God (Ps 67:1-67:1)

A song to the choirmaster leader, with stringed instruments, a psalm

“May God be gracious to us!

May God bless us!

May God make his face to shine upon us!”

Selah

Psalm 67 is another short psalm of thanksgiving for a great harvest. This is another choral song and psalm, without any Davidic attribution. The psalmist wanted God to be gracious to him and his people. He wanted the face of God to shine on them. Once again, this verse ends with the musical interlude meditative pause, the Selah.