Psalm 97

1The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad.

2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne.

3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his adversaries round about.

4His lightnings lightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

5The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth;

6The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the peoples have seen his glory.

7Ashamed be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.

8Zion heard and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced; because of thy judgments, O LORD.

9For thou, LORD, art most high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

10O ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

11Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

12Be glad in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks to his holy name.