Psalm 81. Exultate Deo.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Sixteenth Day - Morning Prayer.
- SING we merrily unto God our strength; *
make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.
- Take the Psalm, bring hither the tabret, *
the merry harp with the lute.
- Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, *
even in the time appointed, and upon our solemn feast-day.
- For this was made a statute for Israel, *
and a law of the God of Jacob.
- This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, *
when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.
- I eased his shoulder from the burden, *
and his hands were delivered from making the pots.
- Thou calledst upon me in troubles, and I delivered thee; *
and heard thee what time as the storm fell upon thee.
- I proved thee also *
at the waters of strife.
- Hear, O my people; and I will assure thee, O Israel, *
if thou wilt hearken unto me,
- There shall no strange god be in thee, *
neither shalt thou worship any other god.
- I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt: *
open thy mouth wide, and I shall fill it.
- But my people would not hear my voice; *
and Israel would not obey me;
- So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lusts, *
and let them follow their own imaginations.
- O that my people would have hearkened unto me! *
for if Israel had walked in my ways,
- I should soon have put down their enemies, *
and turned my hand against their adversaries.
- The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him; *
but their time should have endured for ever.
- I would have fed them also with the finest wheat-flour; *
and with honey out of the stony rock would I have satisfied thee.
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