Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds;
his name is the Lord, exult before him!
Christian liturgical tradition has long associated this psalm with the triumphal entry of Christ into Heaven. The original hymn is equally triumphal and probably accompanied a liturgical celebration in which the Ark of the Covenant was brought in procession to the Temple. It is only fitting therefore that as Christ entered the Heavenly Temple of the New Jerusalem to sit in greater glory than David or Solomon, the Church should see the psalm as an anticipation of him. Today, thank the Lord Jesus for his triumph over Satan, sin and death.