A Song of Praise to the Sovereign Lord
Let the earth rejoice;
Let the multitude of isles be glad!
2⚓Clouds and darkness surround Him;
⚓Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
3⚓A fire goes before Him,
And burns up His enemies round about.
4⚓His lightnings light the world;
The earth sees and trembles.
5⚓The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6⚓The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the peoples see His glory.
7⚓Let all be put to shame who serve carved images,
Who boast of idols.
⚓Worship Him, all you gods.
8Zion hears and is glad,
And the daughters of Judah rejoice
Because of Your judgments, O Lord.
9For You, Lord, are⚓most high above all the earth;
⚓You are exalted far above all gods.
10You who love the Lord, ⚓hate evil!
⚓He preserves the souls of His saints;
⚓He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
11⚓Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.
12⚓Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,
⚓And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.