Monday, December 22, 2008

Psalm 97

Psalm 97
1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad;
let the distant shores rejoice.

2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

3 Fire goes before him
and consumes his foes on every side.

4 His lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.

5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the Lord of all the earth.

6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all the peoples see his glory.

7 All who worship images are put to shame,
those who boast in idols—
worship him, all you gods!

8 Zion hears and rejoices
and the villages of Judah are glad
because of your judgments, O LORD.

9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.

10 Let those who love the LORD hate evil,
for he guards the lives of his faithful ones
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

11 Light is shed upon the righteous
and joy on the upright in heart.

12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous,
and praise his holy name.
Michael W. Smith has the song "Let it Rain" on one of his Worship CD's. A member of his band reads this scripture during part of the song! It is a live concert and when he gets to verse 6 the crowd erupts in praise! I can bearly make it through this song without tears coming to my eyes. I always wanted to know where that scripture was found so this morning I did what any person does who does not know the bible all that well (yet) I went to biblegateway.com

5 comments:

Diane said...

Cool! I have this CD and have always liked this song too! I can't help but put my hands in the air when it's played!

debbiewhitlock said...

This song it so awesome. I always cry also when I hear it. It touches my heart so much.

Debbie

Mocha with Linda said...

Amen!

Nate and Brenda said...

I love it too! I love it when the verse is read. I can just hear that wonderful accent!! cool!

Mari said...

I love that song and that Psalm is such a great praise psalm!