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The Lord Reigns

1The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;

let the many coastlands be glad!

2Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;

righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

3Fire goes before him

and burns up his adversaries all around.

4His lightnings light up the world;

the earth sees and trembles.

5The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,

before the Lord of all the earth.

6The heavens proclaim his righteousness,

and all the peoples see his glory.

7All worshipers of images are put to shame,

who make their boast in worthless 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, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;

you are exalted far above all gods.

10O you who love the Lord, hate evil!

He preserves the lives of his saints;

he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

11Light is sown1 for the righteous,

and joy for the upright in heart.

12Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,

and give thanks to his holy name!


  • 1 97:11 Most Hebrew manuscripts; one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome Light dawns
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Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord

A Psalm.

1Oh sing to the Lord a new song,

for he has done marvelous things!

His right hand and his holy arm

have worked salvation for him.

2The Lord has made known his salvation;

he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.

3He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness

to the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen

the salvation of our God.

4Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;

break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

5Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,

with the lyre and the sound of melody!

6With trumpets and the sound of the horn

make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

7Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;

the world and those who dwell in it!

8Let the rivers clap their hands;

let the hills sing for joy together

9before the Lord, for he comes

to judge the earth.

He will judge the world with righteousness,

and the peoples with equity.