Diocese of Minnesota
Environmental Stewardship Commission
Year A, Easter 7, Psalm 47
|Clap your hands, all you peoples; *
shout to God with a cry of
For the LORD Most High is to be feared; *
he is the great King over
all the earth.
He subdues the peoples under us, *
and the nations under our
He chooses our inheritance for us, *
the pride of Jacob whom he
God has gone up with a shout, *
the LORD with the sound of
||Sing praises to God, sing praises; *
sing praises to our King,
For God is King of all the earth; *
sing praises with all your
God reigns over the nations; *
God sits upon his holy throne.
The nobles of the peoples have gathered together *
with the people of the God
0The rulers of the earth belong to God, *
and he is highly exalted.
Reflection on Psalm 47
by John Gibbs, Ph D
“Becoming People Who Are Safe for the World” (Witnessing to God’s
Rule in the World)
“God is king over the nations; God sits on his holy throne” (v. 8).
This hymn calls all nations to order their lives in homage to the God of
sovereign holiness. That holiness establishes both social justice and the
order of creation on which justice depends.
To Reflections on other Readings for this
PhD, a retired theologan, attends Trinity Episcopal Church, Park Rapids,
MN. He originally wrote this reflection in 2002. He and
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