OLD 81ST | Bible Passage
English Psalter, 1562
1 SING loud to God our strength; with joy
To Jacob's God do sing.
2 Take up a psalm, the pleasant harp,
Timbrel and psaltery bring.
3 Blow trumpets at new moon, and when
Our feast appointed is:
4 A charge to Israel, and a law
Of Jacob's God, was this.
5 To Joseph this an ordinance
He made, when Egypt's land
He travelled through, where speech I heard
I did not understand.
6 His shoulder I from burdens took,
His hands from pots did free.
7 Thou didst in trouble on me call,
And I delivered thee:
In secret place of thunder I
To thee did answer make;
And at the streams of Meribah
Of thee a proof did take.
8 O thou, my people, give an ear,
I'll testify to thee;
To thee, O Israel, if thou wilt
But hearken unto me.
9 In midst of thee there shall not be
Any strange god at all;
Nor unto any god unknown
Thou bowing down shalt fall.
10 I am the Lord thy God, who did
From Egypt land thee guide;
I'll fill thy mouth abundantly,
Do thou it open wide.
11 My people would not hear my voice,
Israel my counsel spurned;
12 I gave them up to their hard hearts,
To their own ways they turned.
13 O that my people had me heard,
Israel my ways had chose!
14 I had their enemies soon subdued,
My hand turned on their foes.
15 The haters of the Lord to him
Submission should have feigned;
But as for them, their time should have
For evermore remained.
16 He should have also fed them with
The finest of the wheat;
Of honey from the rock thy fill
I should have made thee eat.
1 ¬∂ Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.
6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
8 ¬∂ Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;
9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.