Psalm 68. Exsurgat Deus.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Thirteenth Day - Morning Prayer.
- Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; *
let those who hate him flee before him.
- Let them vanish like smoke when the wind drives it away; *
as the wax melts at the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
- But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; *
let them also be merry and joyful.
- Sing to God, sing praises to his Name; exalt him who rides upon the heavens; *
Yahweh is his Name, rejoice before him!
- Father of orphans, defender of widows, *
God in his holy habitation!
- God gives the solitary a home and brings forth prisoners into freedom; *
but the rebels shall live in dry places.
- O God, when you went forth before your people, *
when you marched through the wilderness,
- The earth shook, and the skies poured down rain, at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, *
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
- You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your inheritance; *
you refreshed the land when it was weary.
- Your people found their home in it; *
in your goodness, O God, you have made provision for the poor.
- The Lord gave the word; *
great was the company of women who bore the tidings:
- "Kings with their armies are fleeing away; *
the women at home are dividing the spoils."
- Though you lingered among the sheepfolds, *
you shall be like a dove whose wings are covered with silver, whose feathers are like green gold.
- When the Almighty scattered kings, *
it was like snow falling in Zalmon.
- O mighty mountain, O hill of Bashan! *
O rugged mountain, O hill of Bashan!
- Why do you look with envy, O rugged mountain, at the hill which God chose for his resting place? *
truly, the Lord will dwell there for ever.
- The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of thousands; *
the Lord comes in holiness from Sinai.
- You have gone up on high and led captivity captive; you have received gifts even from your enemies, *
that the Lord God might dwell among them.
- Blessed be the Lord day by day, *
the God of our salvation, who bears our burdens.
- He is our God, the God of our salvation; *
God is the Lord, by whom we escape death.
- God shall crush the heads of his enemies, *
and the hairy scalp of those who go on still in their wickedness.
- The Lord has said, "I will bring them back from Bashan; *
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
- That your foot may be dipped in blood, *
the tongues of your dogs in the blood of your enemies."
- They see your procession, O God, *
your procession into the sanctuary, my God and my King.
- The singers go before, musicians follow after, *
in the midst of maidens playing upon the hand-drums.
- Bless God in the congregation; *
bless the Lord, you that are of the fountain of Israel.
- There is Benjamin, least of the tribes, at the head; the princes of Judah in a company; *
and the princes of Zebulon and Naphtali.
- Send forth your strength, O God; *
establish, O God, what you have wrought for us.
- Kings shall bring gifts to you, *
for your temple's sake at Jerusalem.
- Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds, *
and the peoples, a herd of wild bulls with its calves.
- Trample down those who lust after silver; *
scatter the peoples that delight in war.
- Let tribute be brought out of Egypt; *
let Ethiopia stretch out her hands to God.
- Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; *
sing praises to the Lord.
- He rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; *
he sends forth his voice, his mighty voice.
- Ascribe power to God; *
his majesty is over Israel; his strength is in the skies.
- How wonderful is God in his holy places! *
the God of Israel giving strength and power to his people! Blessed be God!
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