Psalm 68. Exsurgat Deus.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Thirteenth Day - Morning Prayer.
- LET God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; *
let them also that hate him flee before him.
- Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive them away; *
and like as wax melteth at the fire, so let the ungodly perish at the presence of God.
- But let the righteous be glad, and rejoice before God; *
let them also be merry and joyful.
- O sing unto God, and sing praises unto his Name; magnify him that rideth upon the heavens; *
praise him in his Name JAH, and rejoice before him.
- He is a Father of the fatherless, and defendeth the cause of the widows; *
even God in his holy habitation.
- He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in an house, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity; *
but letteth the runagates continue in scarceness.
- O God, when thou wentest forth before the people; *
when thou wentest through the wilderness,
- The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God; *
even as Sinai also was moved at the presence of God, who is the God of Israel.
- Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance, *
and refreshedst it when it was weary.
- Thy congregation shall dwell therein; *
for thou, O God, hast of thy goodness prepared for the poor.
- The Lord gave the word; *
great was the company of women that bare the tidings.
- Kings with their armies did flee, and were discomfited, *
and they of the household divided the spoil.
- Though ye have lain among the sheep-folds, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove *
that is covered with silver wings, and her feathers like gold.
- When the Almighty scattered kings for their sake, *
then were they as white as snow in Salmon.
- As the hill of Bashan, so is God's hill; *
even an high hill, as the hill of Bashan.
- Why mock ye so, ye high hills? this is God's hill, in the which it pleaseth him to dwell; *
yea, the Lord will abide in it for ever.
- The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels; *
and the Lord is among them as in the holy place of Sinai.
- Thou art gone up on high, thou hast led captivity captive, and received gifts from men; *
yea, even from thine enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
- Praised be the Lord daily, *
even the God who helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us.
- He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation: *
God is the Lord, by whom we escape death.
- God shall wound the head of his enemies, *
and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his wickedness.
- The Lord hath said, I will bring my people again, as I did from Bashan; *
mine own will I bring again, as I did sometime from the deep of the sea.
- That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, *
and that the tongue of thy dogs may be red through the same.
- It is well seen, O God, how thou goest; *
how thou, my God and King, goest in the sanctuary.
- The singers go before, the minstrels follow after, *
in the midst of the damsels playing with the timbrels.
- Give thanks unto God the Lord in the congregation, *
ye that are of the fountain of Israel.
- There is little Benjamin their ruler, and the princes of Judah their council; *
the princes of Zebulon, and the princes of Naphthali.
- Thy God hath sent forth strength for thee; *
stablish the thing, O God, that thou hast wrought in us,
- For thy temple's sake at Jerusalem; *
so shall kings bring presents unto thee.
- Rebuke thou the dragon and the bull, with the leaders of the heathen, so that they humbly bring pieces of silver; *
scatter thou the peoples that delight in war;
- Then shall the princes come out of Egypt; *
the Morians' land shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
- Sing unto God, O ye kingdoms of the earth; *
O sing praises unto the Lord;
- Who sitteth in the heavens over all, from the beginning: *
lo, he doth send out his voice; yea, and that a mighty voice.
- Ascribe ye the power to God over Israel; *
his worship and strength is in the clouds.
- O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places: *
even the God of Israel, he will give strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
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