Psalm 97

1 The Lord is king; let the earth rejoice:
    let the multitude of islands be glad.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him:
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him:
    and burns up his enemies on every side.
4 His lightnings light the world:
    the earth sees it and quakes.
5 The mountains melt like wax before his face:
    from before the face of the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens have proclaimed his righteousness:
    and all peoples have seen his glory.
7 They are ashamed, all those who serve idols and glory in mere nothings:
    all gods bow down before him.
8 Zion heard and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced:
    because of your judgements, O God.
9 For you, Lord, are most high over all the earth:
    you are exalted far above all gods.
10 The Lord loves those that hate evil:
    the Lord guards the life of the faithful, and delivers them from the hand of the ungodly.
11 Light dawns for the righteous:
    and joy for the true of heart.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous:
    and give thanks to his holy name.