When God comes
The LORD has a unique presence1The LORD is king.
So let’s all celebrate.
May islands erupt in joy.
2Clouds dense and dark gather around him
As he sits on the throne of goodness and justice.
3Fire scorches a path in front of him,
Burning his enemies to ash.
4He unleashes his lightning,
Which lights up the earth.
People watch it
And tremble with fear.
5In the presence of the LORD
Mountains melt like hot wax,
In the presence of the LORD of the earth.
6Heaven declares he’s good.
People of earth have seen the proof
Of the honor he deserves.
7Braggers who worship wood-carved idols
Stand dumbfounded, distressed, and ashamed.
Gods of wood, take a knee and worship him.
8Jerusalem  hears the news and celebrates.
The whole region of Judah joins in.
Everyone’s happy because the LORD
Will finally bring justice to earth.
9You are the LORD who runs this world,
There’s no king above you.
You get the honor no fake god deserves.
Follow the light10If you love the LORD, hate evil.
The LORD watches his people as they live their lives.
He protects them from rotten souls who would hurt them.
11Like seed thrown in a spray on a field
Light is sown on the path of good souls.
To brighten the way as they go.
12Good people, be happy about the LORD.
And thank him for who he is.
Literally “Zion,” a term of endearment, and another name for Jerusalem. It’s a bit like “The Big Apple” for New York City, “The City of Love” for Paris, and “Sin City” for Las Vegas, though some wouldn’t call that a term of endearment.
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