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Year A, Easter 7, Psalm 47
|Clap your hands, all you peoples; *
shout to God with a cry of joy.
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 feet.
He chooses our inheritance for us, *
the pride of Jacob whom he loves.
God has gone up with a shout, *
the LORD with the sound of the ram's-horn.
|Sing praises to God, sing praises; *
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is King of all the earth; *
sing praises with all your skill.
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 of Abraham.
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.
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