The Lord owns the earth, and all it contains;
the world, and all who live in it.
For he set its foundation upon the seas,
and established it upon the churning waters.
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may go up and stand in his holy place?
The one with innocent hands
whose heart’s motive is pure
who does not lift up his soul to what is false,
and who does not swear an oath deceitfully.
He will receive a blessing from the Lord,
and be vindicated by the God who delivers him.
Now lift up, you ancient gates!
Open up, you eternal doors!
Let the King of Glory enter in.
~ King David, Psalm 24