Second Version (C.M.)
^1The mighty God, the Lord, hath spoke,
and call'd the earth upon,
Ev'n from the rising of the sun
unto his going down.
^2From out of Sion, his own hill,
where the perfection high
Of beauty is, from thence the Lord
hath shined gloriously.
^3Our God shall come, and shall no more
be silent, but speak out:
Before him fire shall waste, great storms
shall compass him about.
^4He to the heavens from above,
and to the earth below,
Shall call, that he his judgments may
before his people show.
^5Let all my saints together be
unto me gathered;
Those that by sacrifice with me
a covenant have made.
^6And then the heavens shall declare
his righteousness abroad:
Because the Lord himself doth come;
none else is judge but God.
^7Hear, O my people, and I'll speak;
O Israel by name,
Against thee I will testify;
God, ev'n thy God, I am.
^8I for thy sacrifices few
reprove thee never will,
Nor for burnt-off rings to have been
before me offer'd still.
^9I'll take no bullock nor he-goats
from house nor folds of thine:
^10For beasts of forests, cattle all
on thousand hills, are mine.
^11The fowls are all to me well known
that mountains high do yield;
And I do challenge as mine own
the wild beasts of the field.
^12If I were hungry, I would not
to thee for need complain;
For earth, and all its fulness, doth
to me of right pertain.
^13That I to eat the flesh of bulls
take pleasure dost thou think?
Or that I need, to quench my thirst,
the blood of goats to drink?
^14Nay, rather unto me, thy God,
thanksgiving offer thou:
To the most High perform thy word,
and fully pay thy vow:
^15And in the day of trouble great
see that thou call on me;
I will deliver thee, and thou
my name shalt glorify.
^16But God unto the wicked saith,
Why should'st thou mention make
Of my commands? how dar'st thou in
thy mouth my cov'nant take?
^17Sith it is so that thou dost hate
all good instruction;
And sith thou cast'st behind thy back,
and slight'st my words each one.
^18When thou a thief didst see, then straight
thou join'dst with him in sin,
And with the vile adulterers
thou hast partaker been.
^19Thy mouth to evil thou dost give,
thy tongue deceit doth frame.
^20Thou sitt'st, and gainst thy brother speak'st,
thy mother's son to shame.
^21These things thou wickedly hast done,
and I have silent been:
Thou thought'st that I was like thyself,
and did approve thy sin:
But I will sharply thee reprove,
and I will order right
Thy sins and thy transgressions
in presence of thy sight.
^22Consider this, and be afraid,
ye that forget the Lord,
Lest I in pieces tear you all,
when none can help afford.
^23Who off'reth praise me glorifies:
I will shew God's salvation
To him that ordereth aright
his life and conversation.