God rules. On your toes, everybody! He rules from his angel throne - take notice!
God looms majestic in Zion, He towers in splendor over all the big names.
Great and terrible your beauty: let everyone praise you! Holy. Yes, holy.
Strong King, lover of justice, You laid things out fair and square; You set down the foundations in Jacob, Foundation stones of just and right ways.
Honor God, our God; worship his rule! Holy. Yes, holy.
Moses and Aaron were his priests, Samuel among those who prayed to him. They prayed to God and he answered them;
He spoke from the pillar of cloud. And they did what he said; they kept the law he gave them.
And then God, our God, answered them (But you were never soft on their sins).
Lift high God, our God; worship at his holy mountain. Holy. Yes, holy is God our God.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)