It seems sad to me that we, as Christians are portrayed (and portray ourselves) as serious, not fun, religious, and just plain negative. This psalm says just the opposite, and we should be just the opposite. We have been rescued from sin and death into a new life with the Creator of the universe. We should be welling up with thankfulness and joy!
1 Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.
2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.
4 For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.
5 Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
THE LORD TAKES DELIGHT IN HIS PEOPLE!