Psalm 97

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Common Metre Tunes

 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  Zion did hear, and joyful was,
       glad Judah's daughters were;
    They much rejoiced, 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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