Let the heavens be glad and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes. Praise God! For this is the blessed hope we long for—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ (Psalm 96:11-12; Titus 2:13).