1The Lord is King;
let the earth rejoice;
let the multitude of the isles be glad.
2Clouds and darkness are round about him,
righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.
3A fire goes before him
and burns up his enemies on every side.
4His lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees it and is afraid.
5The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6The heavens declare his righteousness,
and all the peoples see his glory.
7Confounded be all who worship carved images
and delight in false gods!
Bow down before him, all you gods.
8Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice,
because of your judgments, O Lord.
9For you are the Lord,
most high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.
10The Lord loves those who hate evil;
he preserves the lives of his saints
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11Light has sprung up for the righteous,
and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.
12Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy Name.
A Prayer of Self-Dedication
Almighty and eternal God,
so draw our hearts to you,
so guide our minds,
so fill our imaginations,
so control our wills,
that we may be wholly yours,
utterly dedicated unto you;
and then use us, we pray you, as you will,
and always to your glory and the welfare of your people;
through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.