1 The LORD is King! With joyful sound
Let all the earth in him delight,
Whom cloud and deepest dark surround,
Whose throne is justice, truth and right.

2 Before him fires of judgment go,
His lightnings blaze his advent forth,
The mountains melt like wax and flow
Before the Lord of all the earth.

3 His righteousness the heavens proclaim,
His glory all the peoples see;
The pagan world is put to shame:
To him all gods must bow the knee.

4 His people hear; with joy they cry
To see the judgments he ordains,
For he, the LORD, is God Most High,
And far above all gods he reigns.

5 Let everyone who loves the LORD
Hate evil, as his word commands;
His faithful people he will guard,
Delivering them from wicked hands.

6 So light will shine upon the just,
And joy on hearts kept clear of blame,
Who gladly make the LORD their trust
And ever praise his holy name.

Psalm 97, David G Preston
© David G Preston/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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