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Psalm 97

(from Day 19 Morning Prayer)

Dominus regnavit

  1. THE Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.
  2. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgement are the habitation of his seat.
  3. There shall go a fire before him: and burn up his enemies on every side.
  4. His lightnings gave shine unto the world: the earth saw it, and was afraid.
  5. The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
  6. The heavens have declared his righteousness: and all the people have seen his glory.
  7. Confounded be all they that worship carved images, and that delight in vain gods: worship him, all ye gods.
  8. Sion heard of it, and rejoiced: and the daughters of Judah were glad, because of thy judgements, O Lord.
  9. For thou, Lord, art higher than all that are in the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
  10. O ye that love the Lord, see that ye hate the thing which is evil: the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly.
  11. There is sprung up a light for the righteous: and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted.
  12. Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous: and give thanks for a remembrance of his holiness.