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Psalm 68. Exsurgat Deus.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Thirteenth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; *
    let those who hate him flee before him.
  2. 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.
  3. But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; *
    let them also be merry and joyful.
  4. Sing to God, sing praises to his Name; exalt him who rides upon the heavens; *
    Yahweh is his Name, rejoice before him!
  5. Father of orphans, defender of widows, *
    God in his holy habitation!
  6. God gives the solitary a home and brings forth prisoners into freedom; *
    but the rebels shall live in dry places.
  7. O God, when you went forth before your people, *
    when you marched through the wilderness,
  8. 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.
  9. You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your inheritance; *
    you refreshed the land when it was weary.
  10. Your people found their home in it; *
    in your goodness, O God, you have made provision for the poor.
  11. The Lord gave the word; *
    great was the company of women who bore the tidings:
  12. "Kings with their armies are fleeing away; *
    the women at home are dividing the spoils."
  13. Though you lingered among the sheepfolds, *
    you shall be like a dove whose wings are covered with silver, whose feathers are like green gold.
  14. When the Almighty scattered kings, *
    it was like snow falling in Zalmon.
  15. O mighty mountain, O hill of Bashan! *
    O rugged mountain, O hill of Bashan!
  16. 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.
  17. The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of thousands; *
    the Lord comes in holiness from Sinai.
  18. 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.
  19. Blessed be the Lord day by day, *
    the God of our salvation, who bears our burdens.
  20. He is our God, the God of our salvation; *
    God is the Lord, by whom we escape death.
  21. God shall crush the heads of his enemies, *
    and the hairy scalp of those who go on still in their wickedness.
  22. The Lord has said, "I will bring them back from Bashan; *
    I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
  23. That your foot may be dipped in blood, *
    the tongues of your dogs in the blood of your enemies."
  24. They see your procession, O God, *
    your procession into the sanctuary, my God and my King.
  25. The singers go before, musicians follow after, *
    in the midst of maidens playing upon the hand-drums.
  26. Bless God in the congregation; *
    bless the Lord, you that are of the fountain of Israel.
  27. There is Benjamin, least of the tribes, at the head; the princes of Judah in a company; *
    and the princes of Zebulon and Naphtali.
  28. Send forth your strength, O God; *
    establish, O God, what you have wrought for us.
  29. Kings shall bring gifts to you, *
    for your temple's sake at Jerusalem.
  30. Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds, *
    and the peoples, a herd of wild bulls with its calves.
  31. Trample down those who lust after silver; *
    scatter the peoples that delight in war.
  32. Let tribute be brought out of Egypt; *
    let Ethiopia stretch out her hands to God.
  33. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; *
    sing praises to the Lord.
  34. He rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; *
    he sends forth his voice, his mighty voice.
  35. Ascribe power to God; *
    his majesty is over Israel; his strength is in the skies.
  36. How wonderful is God in his holy places! *
    the God of Israel giving strength and power to his people! Blessed be God!
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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