Psalm 97

Dominus regnavit
1
The Lord is King; let the earth be glad. *
Indeed, let the multitude of the isles be glad.
2
Clouds and darkness are round about him; *
righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne.
3
There goes a fire before him *
and burns up his enemies on every side.
4
His lightnings gave light to the world; *
the earth saw it and was afraid.
5
The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, *
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6
The heavens have declared his righteousness, *
and all the people have seen his glory.
7
Confounded be all those who worship carved images, and who delight in false gods; *
worship him, all you gods.
8
Zion heard of it and rejoiced, *
and the daughters of Judah were glad because of your judgments, O Lord.
9
For you, Lord, are most high over all the earth; *
you are exalted far above all gods.
10
O you who love the Lord, see that you hate the thing which is evil; *
the Lord preserves the souls of his saints; he shall deliverthem from the hand of the ungodly.
11
A light has sprung up for the righteous, *
and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.
12
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, *
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.