If you’ve ever attended an event where a large crowd had gathered – a football game, a parade, a concert – then you know how thunderous the applause and shouts of the crowd can be. Thousands of people acting together can generate a lot of noise, because there is tremendous power in the collective voice of the crowd.
Psalm 47 envisions the whole world clapping and shouting praise to the LORD. Imagine what a deafening din that would be! God, and God alone, deserves that kind of honor, for He is the LORD Most High, the great and awesome King who rules over all the earth and over all its peoples and nations.