Psalms 24

The Glorious King
David’s poetic praise to God
1God claims the world as his.
Everything and everyone belongs to him!
2He’s the one who pushed back oceans
to let the dry ground appear,
planting firm foundations for the earth.
3Who, then, ascends into the presence of the Lord?
And who has the privilege of entering into God’s Holy Place?
4Those who are clean—whose works and ways are pure,
whose hearts are true and sealed by the truth,
those who never deceive, whose words are sure.
5They will receive the Lord’s blessing
and righteousness given by the Savior-God.
6They will stand before God,
for they seek the pleasure of God’s face, the God of Jacob.
Pause in his presence
7So wake up, you living gateways!
Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny!
Welcome the King of Glory,
for he is about to come through you.
8You ask, “Who is this Glory-King?”
The Lord, armed and ready for battle,
the Mighty One, invincible in every way!
9So wake up, you living gateways, and rejoice!
Fling wide, you ageless doors of destiny!
Here he comes; the King of Glory is ready to come in.
10You ask, “Who is this King of Glory?”
He is the Lord of Victory, armed and ready for battle,
the Mighty One, the invincible commander of heaven’s hosts!
Yes, he is the King of Glory!
Pause in his presence