From Eric Geiger
Vice President – LifeWay Church Resources Division
The book of Psalms is the greatest worship handbook ever compiled, the greatest hymnal ever penned, and the greatest collection of exhortations to worship ever assembled. Every worship pastor or worship leader is wise to throw him/herself into the sacred Psalms. The book of Psalms ends this way:
Hallelujah! Praise God in His sanctuary. Praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His powerful acts; praise Him for His abundant greatness. Praise Him with trumpet blast; praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with flute and strings. Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals. Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Hallelujah! (Psalm 150)
The compilers of the Psalms believed Psalm 150, a challenge to praise God for who He is and what He has done, is the most appropriate ending to all the incredible content discovered in the book. In the text, the word praise is in the imperative tense, which means it is a command. This psalm is one massive and repetitive command to praise the Lord. Evidently, the psalmist shrugged off the complaints of being too repetitive with the lyrics.