The majesty of God's Kingdom.
Psalms 97:1 The Lorde is kynge, the earth maye be glad therof: yee the multytude of the Iles maye be glad therof. Psalms 97:2 Cloudes and darcknesse are rounde aboute hym, ryghteousnesse and iudgment are the habitacyon of his seate. Psalms 97:3 There shall go a fyre before hym, and burne vp hys enemyes on euery syde. Psalms 97:4 His lightenynges gaue shyne vnto the worlde, the earth sawe it and was afrayed. Psalms 97:5 The hilles melted lyke waxe at the presence of the Lorde, at the presence of þe Lord of the whole earth. Psalms 97:6 The heauens haue declared his ryghteousnes, & all the people haue sene hys glory.
The Church rejoiceth at God's judgments upon idolaters.
Psalms 97:7 Confounded be all they þt worshipe carued ymages, and that delyte in vayne goddes: worshipe hym all ye goddes. Psalms 97:8 Sion heard of it and reioysed: and the daughters of Iuda were glad because of thy iudgementes, O Lorde. Psalms 97:9 For thou Lorde art hyer then all that are in the earth, thou art exalted farre aboue all goddes.
An exhortation to goodness and gladness.
Psalms 97:10 O ye that loue the Lorde, se that ye hate the thynge whych is euell: the Lorde preserueth the soules of hys saynctes, he shall delyuer them from the hande of the vngodly. Psalms 97:11 There is spronge vp a lyght for the ryghteous, and a ioyfull gladnesse for soch as be true herted. Psalms 97:12 Reioyse in the Lorde, ye ryghteous: and geue thanckes for a remembraunce of his holynesse.