The LORD's Dominion and Power
97 1 Yahweh reigns!
Let the earth rejoice!
Let the multitude of islands be glad! 2 Clouds and darkness are around him.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 A fire goes before him,
and burns up his adversaries on every side. 4 His lightning lights up the world.
The earth sees, and trembles. 5 The mountains melt like wax at the presence of Yahweh,
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. 6 The heavens declare his righteousness.
All the peoples have seen his glory. 7 Let all them be shamed who serve engraved images,
who boast in their idols.
Worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion heard and was glad.
The daughters of Judah rejoiced,
because of your judgments, Yahweh. 9 For you, Yahweh, are most high above all the earth.
You are exalted far above all gods. 10 You who love Yahweh, hate evil.
He preserves the souls of his saints.
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. 11 Light is sown for the righteous,
and gladness for the upright in heart. 12 Be glad in Yahweh, you righteous people!
Give thanks to his holy Name.
Praise for God's Righteousness
98 1 Sing to Yahweh a new song,
for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand, and his holy arm, have worked salvation for him. 2 Yahweh has made known his salvation.
He has openly shown his righteousness in the sight of the nations. 3 He has remembered his loving kindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 Make a joyful noise to Yahweh, all the earth!
Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises! 5 Sing praises to Yahweh with the harp,
with the harp and the voice of melody. 6 With trumpets and sound of the ram’s horn,
make a joyful noise before the King, Yahweh. 7 Let the sea roar with its fullness;
the world, and those who dwell therein. 8 Let the rivers clap their hands.
Let the mountains sing for joy together. 9 Let them sing before Yahweh,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.
The LORD's Faithfulness to Israel
99 1 Yahweh reigns! Let the peoples tremble.
He sits enthroned among the cherubim.
Let the earth be moved. 2 Yahweh is great in Zion.
He is high above all the peoples. 3 Let them praise your great and awesome name.
He is Holy! 4 The King’s strength also loves justice.
You do establish equity.
You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob. 5 Exalt Yahweh our God.
Worship at his footstool.
He is Holy!
6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
Samuel among those who call on his name;
they called on Yahweh, and he answered them. 7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud.
They kept his testimonies,
the statute that he gave them. 8 You answered them, Yahweh our God.
You are a God who forgave them,
although you took vengeance for their doings. 9 Exalt Yahweh, our God.
Worship at his holy hill,
for Yahweh, our God, is holy!