Psalms 97

Psalms 97

A Hymn About God’s Power
1The Lord is king. Let the earth rejoice.
Faraway lands should be glad.
2Thick, dark clouds surround him.
His kingdom is built on what is right and fair.
3A fire goes before him
and burns up his enemies all around.
4His lightning flashes in the sky.
When the people see it, they tremble.
5The mountains melt like wax before the Lord.
He is Lord of all the earth.
6The skies tell about his goodness.
And all the people see his glory.
7Those who worship idols should be ashamed.
They brag about their false gods.
All the gods should worship the Lord.
8When Jerusalem hears this, she is glad.
The towns of Judah rejoice.
They are happy because of your judgments, Lord.
9You are the Lord Most High over all the earth.
You are supreme over all gods.
10People who love the Lord should hate evil.
The Lord watches over those who follow him.
He frees them from the power of the wicked.
11Light shines on those who do right.
Joy belongs to those who are honest.
12Rejoice in the Lord, you who do right.
Praise his holy name.
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