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Psalm 97


The Lord Reigns



1 The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; 

      let the many coastlands be glad! 

      2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; 

      righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 

      3 Fire goes before him 

      and burns up his adversaries all around. 

      4 His lightnings light up the world; 

      the earth sees and trembles. 

      5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, 

      before the Lord of all the earth. 


      6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, 

      and all the peoples see his glory. 

      7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, 

      who make their boast in worthless idols; 

      worship him, all you gods! 


      8 Zion hears and is glad, 

      and the daughters of Judah rejoice, 

      because of your judgments, O LORD. 

      9 For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; 

      you are exalted far above all gods. 


      10 O you who love the LORD, hate evil! 

      He preserves the lives of his saints; 

      he delivers them from the hand of the wicked. 

      11 Light is sown for the righteous, 

      and joy for the upright in heart. 

      12 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, 

      and give thanks to his holy name!