To the chief musician, a psalm or song of David.
1 LEt God arise, his enemies
let them dispersed be,
let them also that do him hate
away from his face flee.
2 As smoke is driven away, ev’n so
do thou them drive away:
as wax at fire melts, in Gods sight
let wicked so decay.
3 But let the righteous ones be glad:
o let them joyful be
before the Lord, also let them
rejoice exceeding lie.
4 Sing to God, to his name sing praise,
extol him that doth ride
on skies, by his name JAH, before
his face joyful abide.
5 A father of the fatherless,
and of the widows’ case
God is a judge, and that within
his holy dwelling place.
6 God seats the desolate in house,
brings forth those that are bound
in chains, but the rebellious
dwell in a barren ground.
7 O God when as thou didst go forth
in presence of thy folk,
when through the desert wilderness
thou diddest marching walk. Selah.
8 The earth did at Gods presence shake,
from heav’ns the drops down fell:
Sinai itself moved before
the God of Israel.
9 O God thou on thy heritage
didst send a plenteous rain,
whereby when as it weary was
thou it confirm’d again.
10 Thy congregation hath dwelt
therein; thou dost prepare
o God of thy goodness, for them
that poor afflicted are.
11 The Lord the word gave, great their troop
that it have published.
12 Kings of hosts fled, fled, she that said
at home spoil divided.
13 Though ye have lyen among the pots,
be like doves wings shall ye
with silver deck’t, and her feathers
like yellow gold that be.
14 When there th’ Almighty scattered Kings,
t’was white as Salmons snow.
15 Gods hill like Bashan hill, high hill,
like Bashan hill unto.
16 Why do ye leap ye lofty hills?
this is the very hill
in which God loves to dwell, the Lord
dwell in it ever will.
17 Gods chariots twice ten thousand fold,
thousands of Angels be;
with them as in his holy place,
on Sinai mount is he.
18 Thou didst ascend on high, thou led’st
for men, yea, for rebels also
thou diddest gifts receive;
That the Lord God might dwell with them.
19 Who daily doth us load
with benefits, blest be the Lord
that’s our salvations God. Selah.
20 He is God of salvation
that is our God most strong:
and unto Jehovah the Lord
issues from death belong.
21 But God shall wound the enemies head,
the hairy scalp also
of him that in his trespasses
on forward still doth go.
22 The Lord said I’ll bring back again,
again from Bashan hill:
my people from the depths of seas
bring back again I will.
23 That thy foot may be dipt within
blood of thine enemies;
imbru’d the tongue of thy dogs may
be in the save likewise.
24 They have thy goings seen o God
thy goings in progress;
ev’n of my God my King within
place of his holiness.
25 Singers went first, musicians then,
in midst maids with Timbrel.
26 Bless God i’th Churches, the Lord from
the spring of Israel.
27 There little Benjamin the chief
with Judah’s Lords, and their
counsel, with Zebulon’s princes,
and Naphtali’s lords were.
28 That valiant strength the which thou hast
thy God hath commanded;
strengthen o God, the thing which thou
for us hast effected.
29 For thy house at Jerusalem
Kings shall bring gifts to thee.
30 Rebuke the troops of spearmen, troops
of bulls that mighty be:
With peoples calves, with him that stoops
with pieces of silver:
o scatter thou the people that
delight themselves in war.
31 Princes shall out of Egypt come,
and Ethiopia’s land
shall speedily unto the Lord
reach her out-stretched hand.
32 Earths kingdoms sing ye unto God:
unto the Lord sing praise. Selah.
33 To him that rides on heav’ns of heav’ns
that were of ancient days:
Lo, he his voice, a strong voice gives.
34 To God ascribe ye might,
his excellence o’re Israel is,
and his strength in the height.
35 God fearful from his holy place
the God of Israel, he
gives strength and power unto his folk,
o let God blessed be.