The heavens declare Your righteousness and the earth rejoices at Your presence. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. You are most high above all the earth and exalted far above all gods. You preserves the souls of Your saints and You deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. With righteousness You will judge the world. Thank-you for showering us with mercy and faithfulness. Marvelous are the things You have done. By the power of the Holy Spirit, cause me to love what You love and to hate what You hate.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Psalm 97:1-98:9 NKJV “The Lord reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad!
Clouds and darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
A fire goes before Him, And burns up His enemies round about.
His lightnings light the world; The earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory.
Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, Who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods.
Zion hears and is glad, And the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments, O Lord.
For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.
Sing to the Lord with the harp, With the harp and the sound of a psalm,
With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell in it;
Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord,
For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, And the peoples with equity.”