Note: This page also has a Common Metre version of this psalm.
1 Jehovah reigns; let earth be glad, And all her islands clap their hands; With clouds and darkness he is clad, His throne in right and judgment stands.
2 A fiery stream before him goes, And burns around him all his foes; His lightning shafts, in vengeance hurled, Blazed lurid o'er the trembling world.
3 Like wax the mountains melt away, Before his majesty divine; The heavens his righteousness display, All nations see his glory shine.
4 Be shamed who idols serve and boast, Fear him, ye gods, with all your host; When Zion glad, thy judgments heard, Then Judah's daughters praised the Lord.
5 Exalted is thy throne, O Lord, Above all gods, above all lauds; Hate evil, ye who love his word, His saints he frees from wicked hands.
6 For all the righteous sown is light, And joy for men in heart upright, Ye saints rejoice in God; him bless, When musing on his holiness.
1 The Lord Jehovah reigns as King, Let all the earth rejoice; And let the multitude of isles For joy lift up their voice.
2 With thickest clouds and darkness deep The Lord himself surrounds; His lofty throne on righteousness And judgment just he founds.
3 Before him goes a fire; his foes It burns up round about: His lightnings lighten did the world; Earth saw, and shook throughout.
4 Before the Lord the hills did melt As wax before the flame; Before the Lord of all the earth, When he in glory came.
5 The heav'ns declare his righteousness, All men his glory see. All who serve graven images, Confounded let them be.
6 They who of idols boast themselves, Shall all be brought to shame. O all ye gods, see that ye give Due worship to his name.
7 When Zion heard, she joyful was, Glad Judah's daughters were; They much rejoiced, O Lord, because Thy judgments did appear.
8 For thou. O Lord, art high above All things on earth that are; Above all other gods thou art Exalted very far.
9 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.
10 For them that follow righteousness Is sown a joyful light, And gladness great is sown for them That are in heart upright.
11 Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice; Express your thankfulness, When ye into your memory Do call his holiness.