PSALM 97
METER:  88 88 88
SUGGESTED TUNE:  ST. CATHERINE
This is the meter for such hymns as "Faith of Our Fathers"

1.  The Lord is King; let earth re-joice;
    Let all the coast-lands cel-e-brate!
    Dark-ness and clouds sur-round the Lord,
    Just-ice and right sup-port his throne.
    Fire goes be-fore him and con-sumes
    His ad-ver-sa-ries round a-bout.
2.  His light-ning light-ens up the world,
    The earth sees and trem-bles with fear.
    Like wax the hills be-fore him melt,
    Be-fore the Lord of all the earth.
    The heav'ns pro-claim his right-eous-ness,
    All na-tions see his glo-rious might.
3.  I-dol-a-ters are put to shame,
    Who boast in worth-less im-ag-es.
    All gods bow down be-fore the Lord.
    Zi-on's folk hear this and are glad.
    The towns of Ju-dah all re-joice
    Be-cause of your true judg-ments, Lord.
4.  Lord, you're most high o'er all the earth,
    Ex-alt-ed far o'er oth-er gods.
    The Lord loves those who e-vil hate;
    He saves their lives from wick-ed ones,
    Light and joy dawn for the up-right.
    Praise God with thanks, you right-eous ones.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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