Psalm 97

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    God reigneth, let the earth be glad,
       and isles rejoice each one.
2    Dark clouds him compass; and in right
       with judgment dwells his throne.
3    Fire goes before him, and his foes
       it burns up round about:
4    His lightnings lighten did the world;
       earth saw, and shook throughout.

5    Hills at the presence of the Lord,
       like wax, did melt away;
     Ev'n at the presence of the Lord
       of all the earth, I say.
6    The heav'ns declare his righteousness,
       all men his glory see.
7    All who serve graven images,
       confounded let them be.

     Who do of idols boast themselves,
       let shame upon them fall:
     Ye that are called gods, see that
       ye do him worship all.
8    Sion did hear, and joyful was,
       glad Judah's daughters were;
     They much rejoic'd, O Lord, because
       thy judgments did appear.

9    For thou, O Lord, art high above
       all things on earth that are;
     Above all other gods thou art
       exalted very far.
10   Hate ill, all ye that love the Lord:
       his saints' souls keepeth he;
     And from the hands of wicked men
       he sets them safe and free.

11   For all those that be righteous
       sown is a joyful light,
     And gladness sown is for all those
       that are in heart upright.
12   Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
       express your thankfulness,
     When ye into your memory
       do call his holiness.

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