Exsurgat Deus.

Let God arise, and let his ene- | -mies be scattered;

* let them also that | hate him flee before him.

2 Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive | them away;

* and like as wax melteth at the fire, so let the ungodly perish | at the •presence• of God.

3 But let the righteous be glad, and re- | -joice be•fore God;

* let them | also• be •merry• and joyful.

4 O sing unto God, and sing praises unto his Name; magnify him that rideth up- | -on the heavens;

* praise him in his Name JAH, | and rejoice before him.

5 He is a Father of the fatherless, and defendeth the cause | of the widows;

* even God in his | holy habitation.

6 He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in an house, and bringeth the prisoners | out of• captivity;

* but letteth the runagates con- | -tinue in scarceness.

7 O God, when thou wentest forth be- | -fore the people;

* when thou | wentest through the wilderness,

8 The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the | presence• of God;

* even as Sinai also was moved at the presence of God, who | is the God of Israel.

9 Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon | thine inheritance,

* and refreshedst | it when it was weary.

10 Thy congregation shall | dwell therein;

* for thou, O God, hast of thy goodness pre- | -pared for the poor.

11 The Lord | gave the word;

* great was the company of | women• that bare the tidings.

12 Kings with their armies did flee, and | were discomfited,

* and they of the | household• di•vided• the spoil.

13 Though ye have lain among the sheep-folds, yet shall ye be as the wings | of a dove

* that is covered with silver wings, | and her •feathers• like gold.

14 When the Almighty scattered kings | for their sake,

* then were they as | white as snow in Salmon.

15 As the hill of Bashan, so is | God's hill;

* even an high hill, | as the hill of Bashan.

16 Why mock ye so, ye high hills? this is God's hill, in the which it pleaseth | him to dwell;

* yea, the LORD will a- | -bide in it for ever.

17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even | thousands• of angels;

* and the Lord is among them as in the | holy place of Sinai.

18 Thou art gone up on high, thou hast led captivity captive, and received | gifts from men;

* yea, even from thine enemies, that the LORD | God might dwell among them.

19 Praised be the | Lord daily,

* even the God who helpeth us, and poureth his | benefits upon us.

20 He is our God, even the God of whom | cometh• salvation:

* GOD is the Lord, by | whom •we es•cape death.

21 God shall wound the head | of his enemies,

* and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on | still in his wickedness.

22 The Lord hath said, I will bring my people again, as I | did from Bashan;

* mine own will I bring again, as I did sometime | from the deep •of the• sea.

23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood | of thine enemies,

* and that the tongue of thy dogs may be | red through the same.

24 It is well seen, O God, | how thou goest;

* how thou, my God and King, | goest in the sanctuary.

25 The singers go before, the minstrels | follow after,

* in the midst of the damsels | playing with the timbrels.

26 Give thanks unto God the Lord in the | congregation,

* ye that are | of the •fountain• of Israel.

27 There is little Benjamin their ruler, and the princes of | Judah• their council;

* the princes of Zebulon, | and the •princes• of Naphthali.

28 Thy God hath sent forth | strength for thee;

* stablish the thing, O God, that | thou hast wrought in us,

29 For thy temple's sake | at Jerusalem;

* so shall kings bring | presents unto thee.

30 Rebuke thou the dragon and the bull, with the leaders of the heathen, so that they humbly bring | pieces• of silver;

* scatter thou the peoples | that delight in war;

31 Then shall the princes come | out of Egypt;

* the Morians' land shall soon stretch out her | hands unto God.

32 Sing unto God, O ye kingdoms | of the earth;

* O sing | praises •unto• the Lord;

33 Who sitteth in the heavens over all, | from •the be•ginning:

* lo, he doth send out his voice; yea, and | that a mighty voice.

34 Ascribe ye the power to God | over Israel;

* his worship and | strength is in the clouds.

35 O God, wonderful art thou in thy | holy places:

* even the God of Israel, he will give strength and power unto his people. | Blessed be God.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end.  Amen.

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