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Psalm 97

The Lord reigns,a let the earth be glad;b

let the distant shoresc rejoice.

Cloudsd and thick darknesse surround him;

righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.f

Fireg goes beforeh him

and consumesi his foes on every side.

His lightningj lights up the world;

the earthk sees and trembles.l

The mountains meltm like waxn before the Lord,

before the Lord of all the earth.o

The heavens proclaim his righteousness,p

and all peoples see his glory.q

All who worship imagesr are put to shame,s

those who boast in idolst

worship him,u all you gods!v

Zion hears and rejoices

and the villages of Judah are gladw

because of your judgments,x Lord.

For you, Lord, are the Most Highy over all the earth;z

you are exalteda far above all gods.

10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil,b

for he guardsc the lives of his faithful onesd

and deliverse them from the hand of the wicked.f

11 Light shinesa g on the righteoush

and joy on the upright in heart.i

12 Rejoice in the Lord,j you who are righteous,

and praise his holy name.k


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