The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
The Lord reigns as king; let earth be glad of it, let the isles, the many isles, rejoice!
See where he sits, clouds and darkness about him, justice and right the pillars of his throne;
see where he comes, fire sweeping on before him, burning up his enemies all around.
In the flash of his lightning, how shines the world revealed, how earth trembles at the sight!
The hills melt like wax at the presence of the Lord; his presence, whom all the earth obeys.
The very heavens proclaim his faithfulness; no nation but has sight of his glory.
Shame upon the men that worship carved images, and make their boast of false gods! him only all the powers of heaven, prostrate, adore.
Glad news for Sion, rejoicing for Juda’s townships, when thy judgements, Lord, are made known;
art thou not sovereign Lord of earth, beyond measure exalted above all gods?
They are the Lord’s friends, who were never friends to wrong; souls that are true to him he guards ever, rescues them from the power of evil-doers.
Dawn of hope for the innocent, dawn of gladness for honest hearts!
Rejoice and triumph, just souls, in the Lord, of his holy name publish everywhere the renown.
The Holy Bible