Psalm 97

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1The Lord reigns, let earth be glad, and let the distant shores rejoice.
2Clouds and darkness do surround him; just and righteous is His voice.
Righteousness and justice are the sure foundation of His throne.
3Fire goes forth, consumes the wicked; all His foes are overthrown.

4The world’s lit up by His lightning; trem-bling seizes all the earth.
5Mountains melt like wax before the Lord, who’s Lord of all the earth.
6Heav’ns proclaim His righteousness; all peoples do His glory see.
7All are shamed who worship idols; worship Him, you gods, humbly!

8Zion hears in joyful gladness; towns of Judah all are glad,
Because of Your righteous judgments, O Lord, which have made us glad.
9For You are exalted far above all gods that have no worth,
And You are the Lord Most High both here and over all the earth.

10Those who love the Lord hate evil, for He guards the lives of those
who are faithful, and delivers them from triumph of their foes.
11Light is shed upon the righteous; joy on those upright in heart.
12Take joy in the Lord, you righteous; praise unto His name impart.