Venite, exultemus.

O come, let us sing | unto• the LORD;

* let us heartily rejoice in the strength of | our salvation.

2 Let us come before his presence with | thanksgiving;

* and show ourselves | glad in him with psalms.

3 For the LORD is a | great God;

* and a great | King above all gods.

4 In his hand are all the corners | of the earth;

* and the strength of the hills is | his also.

5 The sea is | his, and• he made it;

* and his hands pre- | -pared the dry land.

6 O come, let us worship and | fall down,

* and kneel before the | LORD our Maker.

7 For he is the | Lord our God;

* and we are the people of his pasture, and the | sheep of his hand.

8 To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden | not your hearts

* as in the provocation, and as in the day of tempt- | -ation in the wilderness;

9 When your fathers | tempted me,

* proved | me, and saw my works.

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this gener- | -ation•, and said,

* It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they | have not known my ways:

11 Unto whom I sware | in my wrath,

* that they should not | enter •into• my rest.

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.