1 God reigns: let earth rejoice!
Sing praise with one great voice.
All shores, with sea surrounding,
praise with your voice resounding.
Dark clouds of mystery proclaim his majesty.
Firm founded is God's throne on righteousness alone
through all eternity.
2 Fire goes before his path,
consuming in his wrath
all those who seek out evil.
Storms flash and shake and rumble.
Great mountains melt like wax
before the LORD's attacks.
His heavens, stretched above,
proclaim God's truth and love.
Glorious are all his acts.
3 Those worshipers, unwise,
who bow to cults and lies
provoke God's indignation.
They cannot gain salvation.
Now all in Judah praise
their LORD's most righteous ways,
and Zion praises God, most high above all gods--
our God of love and grace.
4 God sends deliverance to rescue all his saints:
he keeps them safe from evil.
God truly loves believers.
Light dawns for all his own;
true joy is theirs alone.
Redeemed, with heart and voice,
before the LORD rejoice.
Praise him before his throne.