Sing we merrily unto | God our strength;
* make a cheerful noise | unto• the God of Jacob.
2 Take the psalm, bring | hither• the tabret,
* the merry | harp with the lute.
3 Blow up the trumpet in the | new moon,
* even in the time appointed, and up- | -on our solemn feast-day.
4 For this was made a | statute• for Israel,
* and a law | of the God of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph | for a testimony,
* when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had | heard a strange language.
6 I eased his shoulder | from the burden,
* and his hands were de- | -livered• from •making• the pots.
7 Thou calledst upon me in troubles, and I de- | -livered thee;
* and heard thee what time as the | storm fell upon thee.
8 I | proved thee also
* at the | waters of strife.
9 Hear, O my people; and I will assure | thee, O Israel,
* if thou wilt | hearken unto me,
10 There shall no strange god | be in thee,
* neither shalt thou worship | any other god.
11 I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the | land of Egypt:
* open thy mouth | wide, and I shall fill it.
12 But my people would not | hear my voice;
* and Israel | would not obey me;
13 So I gave them up unto their own | hearts' lusts,
* and let them follow their | own imaginations.
14 O that my people would have hearkened | unto me!
* for if Israel had | walked in my ways,
15 I should soon have put | down their enemies,
* and turned my | hand against their adversaries.
16 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves | unto him;
* but their time | should have• endured for ever.
17 I would have fed them also with the | finest wheat-flour;
* and with honey out of the stony rock would | I have •satis•fied thee.
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.