English Standard Version
Worship in the Splendor of Holiness
96 (A)Oh sing to the Lord (B)a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
(C)tell of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
4 For (D)great is the Lord, and (E)greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above (F)all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord (G)made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him;
(H)strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the Lord, O (I)families of the peoples,
(J)ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
8 Ascribe to the Lord (K)the glory due his name;
bring (L)an offering, and (M)come into his courts!
9 Worship the Lord in (N)the splendor of holiness;[a]
(O)tremble before him, all the earth!
11 Let (R)the heavens be glad, and let (S)the earth rejoice;
let (T)the sea roar, and all that fills it;
12 let (U)the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all (V)the trees of the forest sing for joy
13 before the Lord, for he comes,
for he comes (W)to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
and the peoples in his faithfulness.
The Lord Reigns
97 (X)The Lord reigns, (Y)let the earth rejoice;
let the many (Z)coastlands be glad!
2 (AA)Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
(AB)righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 (AC)Fire goes before him
and burns up his adversaries all around.
4 His (AD)lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and (AE)trembles.
5 The mountains (AF)melt like (AG)wax before the Lord,
before (AH)the Lord of all the earth.
6 (AI)The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all (AJ)the peoples see his glory.
7 All worshipers of images are (AK)put to shame,
who make their boast in (AL)worthless idols;
(AM)worship him, all you gods!
10 O you who love the Lord, (AQ)hate evil!
He (AR)preserves the lives of his (AS)saints;
he (AT)delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 (AU)Light (AV)is sown[b] for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
12 (AW)Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and (AX)give thanks to his holy name!
Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord
98 Oh sing to the Lord (AY)a new song,
for he has done (AZ)marvelous things!
His (BA)right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has (BB)made known his salvation;
he has (BC)revealed his righteousness in (BD)the sight of the nations.
3 He has (BE)remembered his (BF)steadfast love and faithfulness
to the house of Israel.
All (BG)the ends of the earth have seen
(BH)the salvation of our God.
4 (BI)Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
(BJ)break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and the (BK)sound of melody!
6 With (BL)trumpets and the sound of (BM)the horn
(BN)make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
7 (BO)Let the sea roar, and (BP)all that fills it;
(BQ)the world and those who dwell in it!
8 Let the rivers (BR)clap their hands;
let (BS)the hills sing for joy together
9 before the Lord, for he comes
to (BT)judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.
The Lord Our God Is Holy
99 (BU)The Lord reigns; (BV)let the peoples tremble!
He (BW)sits enthroned upon the cherubim; (BX)let the earth quake!
2 The Lord is (BY)great in Zion;
he is (BZ)exalted over all the peoples.
3 Let them praise your (CA)great and awesome name!
(CB)Holy is he!
4 (CC)The King in his might (CD)loves justice.[c]
You have established equity;
you have executed justice
and righteousness in Jacob.
5 (CE)Exalt the Lord our God;
(CF)worship at his (CG)footstool!
(CH)Holy is he!
6 (CI)Moses and Aaron were among his (CJ)priests,
Samuel also was among those who (CK)called upon his name.
They (CL)called to the Lord, and he answered them.
7 In (CM)the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them;
they (CN)kept his testimonies
and the statute that he gave them.
8 O Lord our God, you answered them;
you were (CO)a forgiving God to them,
but (CP)an avenger of their wrongdoings.
9 Exalt the Lord our God,
and worship at his (CQ)holy mountain;
for the Lord our God is holy!
His Steadfast Love Endures Forever
A Psalm for (CR)giving thanks.
I Will Walk with Integrity
A Psalm of David.
101 I will sing of (DF)steadfast love and justice;
to you, O Lord, I will make music.
2 I will (DG)ponder the way (DH)that is blameless.
Oh when will you (DI)come to me?
I will (DJ)walk with (DK)integrity of heart
within my house;
3 I will not set before my eyes
anything (DL)that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who (DM)fall away;
it shall not cling to me.
4 (DN)A perverse heart shall be far from me;
I will (DO)know nothing of evil.
6 I will look with favor on the faithful in the land,
that they may dwell with me;
he who walks in (DT)the way that is blameless
shall minister to me.
Do Not Hide Your Face from Me
102 (EC)Hear my prayer, O Lord;
let my cry (ED)come to you!
2 (EE)Do not hide your face from me
in (EF)the day of my distress!
(EG)Incline your ear to me;
(EH)answer me speedily (EI)in the day when I call!
3 For my days (EJ)pass away like smoke,
and my (EK)bones burn like a furnace.
4 My heart is (EL)struck down like grass and (EM)has withered;
I (EN)forget to eat my bread.
5 Because of my loud groaning
my (EO)bones cling to my flesh.
6 I am like (EP)a desert owl of the wilderness,
like an owl[e] of the waste places;
7 I (EQ)lie awake;
I am like a lonely sparrow on the housetop.
8 All the day my enemies taunt me;
those who (ER)deride me (ES)use my name for a curse.
9 For I eat ashes like bread
and (ET)mingle tears with my drink,
10 because of your indignation and anger;
for you have (EU)taken me up and (EV)thrown me down.
11 My days are like (EW)an evening shadow;
I (EX)wither away like grass.
12 But you, O Lord, are (EY)enthroned forever;
you (EZ)are remembered throughout all generations.
13 You will (FA)arise and have (FB)pity on Zion;
it is the time to favor her;
(FC)the appointed time has come.
14 For your servants hold her (FD)stones dear
and have pity on her dust.
15 Nations will (FE)fear the name of the Lord,
and all (FF)the kings of the earth will fear your glory.
16 For the Lord (FG)builds up Zion;
he (FH)appears in his glory;
17 he (FI)regards the prayer of the destitute
and does not despise their prayer.
18 Let this be (FJ)recorded for (FK)a generation to come,
so that (FL)a people yet to be created may praise the Lord:
19 that he (FM)looked down from his holy height;
from heaven the Lord looked at the earth,
20 to hear (FN)the groans of the prisoners,
to set free (FO)those who were doomed to die,
21 that they may (FP)declare in Zion the name of the Lord,
and in Jerusalem his praise,
22 when (FQ)peoples gather together,
and kingdoms, to worship the Lord.
25 (FU)Of old you laid the foundation of the earth,
and (FV)the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 (FW)They will perish, but (FX)you will remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away,
27 but (FY)you are the same, and your years have no end.
28 (FZ)The children of your servants (GA)shall dwell secure;
(GB)their offspring shall be established before you.