The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice;
Let the many islands and coastlands be glad.
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him [as at Sinai];
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
Fire goes before Him
And burns up His adversaries on all sides.
His lightnings have illuminated the world;
The earth has seen and trembled.
The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the peoples see His glory and brilliance.