- 1 Sing the LORD a brand-new song.
For the miracles he has done.
He threw a right cross with a holy arm1
And won a knockout fight.
- 2 The LORD saved us,
And made it clear that it was him.
Nations saw it for themselves.
They saw the goodness of God.
- 3 He remembers Israel.
He has been kind and faithful.
The whole world saw God save us.
- 4 Make it loud and make it happy.
Everyone on earth sing to the LORD.
Sing for joy with cheer on your cheeks
Sing your praise songs loud.
- 5 Sing your praises to the LORD,
And someone play the lyre.
Strum the lyre to the melody.
- 6 Add some trumpets, those powerful horns.
And shout for joy to the King, our LORD.
- 7 May the sea roar
And every wet critter in her belly
Join the thunder,
With everyone else in the world.
- 8 May the rivers clap their hands
And may the mountains form a choir
And sing for joy.
More literally, “His right hand and holy arm won him a victory.” But a right cross with a knockout gets the point across more visually, especially for boxers who know what a knockout looks out from a canvas floor.