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Psalm 81. Exultate Deo.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Sixteenth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. SING we merrily unto God our strength; *
    make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.
  2. Take the Psalm, bring hither the tabret, *
    the merry harp with the lute.
  3. Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, *
    even in the time appointed, and upon our solemn feast-day.
  4. For this was made a statute for Israel, *
    and a law of the God of Jacob.
  5. This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, *
    when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.
  6. I eased his shoulder from the burden, *
    and his hands were delivered from making the pots.
  7. Thou calledst upon me in troubles, and I delivered thee; *
    and heard thee what time as the storm fell upon thee.
  8. I proved thee also *
    at the waters of strife.
  9. Hear, O my people; and I will assure thee, O Israel, *
    if thou wilt hearken unto me,
  10. There shall no strange god be in thee, *
    neither shalt thou worship any other god.
  11. I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: *
    open thy mouth wide, and I shall fill it.
  12. But my people would not hear my voice; *
    and Israel would not obey me;
  13. So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lusts, *
    and let them follow their own imaginations.
  14. O that my people would have hearkened unto me! *
    for if Israel had walked in my ways,
  15. I should soon have put down their enemies, *
    and turned my hand against their adversaries.
  16. The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him; *
    but their time should have endured for ever.
  17. I would have fed them also with the finest wheat-flour; *
    and with honey out of the stony rock would I have satisfied thee.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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