To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David.
^1Let God arise, and scattered
let all his en'mies be;
And let all those that do him hate
before his presence flee.
^2As smoke is driv'n, so drive thou them;
as fire melts wax away,
Before God's face let wicked men
so perish and decay.
^3But let the righteous be glad:
let them before God's sight
Be very joyful; yea, let them
rejoice with all their might.
^4To God sing, to his name sing praise;
extol him with your voice,
That rides on heav'n, by his name Jah,
before his face rejoice.
^5Because the Lord a father is
unto the fatherless;
God is the widow's judge, within
his place of holiness.
^6God doth the solitary set
in fam'lies: and from bands
The chain'd doth free; but rebels do
inhabit parched lands.
^7O God, what time thou didst go forth
before thy people's face;
And when through the great wilderness
thy glorious marching was;
^8Then at God's presence shook the earth,
then drops from heaven fell;
This Sinai shook before the Lord,
the God of Israel.
^9O God, thou to thine heritage
didst send a plenteous rain,
Whereby thou, when it weary was,
didst it refresh again.
^10Thy congregation then did make
their habitation there:
Of thine own goodness for the poor,
O God, thou didst prepare.
^11The Lord himself did give the word,
the word abroad did spread;
Great was the company of them
the same who published.
^12Kings of great armies foiled were,
and forc'd to flee away;
And women, who remain'd at home,
did distribute the prey.
^13Though ye have lien among the pots,
like doves ye shall appear,
Whose wings with silver, and with gold
whose feathers cover'd are.
^14When there th' Almighty scatter'd kings,
like Salmon's snow twas white.
^15God's hill is like to Bashan hill,
like Bashan hill for height.
^16Why do ye leap, ye mountains high?
this is the hill where God
Desires to dwell; yea, God in it
for aye will make abode.
^17God's chariots twenty thousand are,
thousands of angels strong;
In's holy place God is, as in
mount Sinai, them among.
^18Thou hast, O Lord, most glorious,
ascended up on high;
And in triumph victorious led
Thou hast received gifts for men,
for such as did rebel;
Yea, ev'n for them, that God the Lord
in midst of them might dwell.
^19Bless'd be the Lord, who is to us
of our salvation God;
Who daily with his benefits
us plenteously doth load.
^20He of salvation is the God,
who is our God most strong;
And unto God the Lord from death
the issues do belong.
^21But surely God shall wound the head
of those that are his foes;
The hairy scalp of him that still
on in his trespass goes.
^22God said, My people I will bring
again from Bashan hill;
Yea, from the sea's devouring depths
them bring again I will;
^23That in the blood of enemies
thy foot imbru'd may be,
And of thy dogs dipp'd in the same
the tongues thou mayest see.
^24Thy goings they have seen, O God;
the steps of majesty
Of my God, and my mighty King,
within the sanctuary.
^25Before went singers, players next
on instruments took way;
And them among the damsels were
that did on timbrels play.
^26Within the congregations
bless God with one accord:
From Isr'el's fountain do ye bless
and praise the mighty Lord.
^27With their prince, little Benjamin,
princes and council there
Of Judah were, there Zabulon's
and Napht'li's princes were.
^28Thy God commands thy strength; make strong
what thou wrought'st for us, Lord.
^29For thy house at Jerusalem
kings shall thee gifts afford.
^30The spearmen's host, the multitude
of bulls, which fiercely look,
Those calves which people have forth sent,
O Lord our God, rebuke,
Till ev'ry one submit himself,
and silver pieces bring:
The people that delight in war
disperse, O God and King.
^31Those that be princes great shall then
come out of Egypt lands;
And Ethiopia to God
shall soon stretch out her hands.
^32O all ye kingdoms of the earth,
sing praises to this King;
For he is Lord that ruleth all,
unto him praises sing.
^33To him that rides on heav'ns of heav'ns,
which he of old did found;
Lo, he sends out his voice, a voice
in might that doth abound.
^34Strength unto God do ye ascribe;
for his excellency
Is over Israel, his strength
is in the clouds most high.
^35Thou'rt from thy temple dreadful, Lord;
Isr'el's own God is he,
Who gives his people strength and pow'r:
O let God blessed be.