1 The mighty God, Jehovah spake,
And he the earth doth call
Ev'n from the rising of the sun,
Thereof unto the fall.
2 The mighty God hath clearly shin'd
From out of Sion hill.
Which of all beauty excellent
Doth the perfection fill.
3 Our God shall come and not be still,
Fire wasteth in his sight:
And round about him shall be rais'd
A storm of wondrous might.
4 To judge his people, he from high
Calls heav'n and earth likewise.
5 Bring me my saints that cov'nant make
With me by sacrifice.
6 And th' heavens shall his righteousness
Apparently make known:
Because the mighty God himself
Is righteous judge alone.
7 Hear O my people, and I'll speak,
yea, I will testifie:
Also to thee, O Israel,
God, ev'n thy God am I.
8 As for sacrifices I
Will hind no fault with thee:
Or thy burnt off'rings to have been
Continually with me:
I'll take no bullocks nor he-goats
From hose or rolds of thine
10 For forrest-beasts, and cattel all
On thousand hills are mine.
11 The fowls that on the mountains fly,
All of them do I know:
And wild beasts in the field that lye,
They are wit me also.
12 If I were hungry, I would not
It unto thee declare;
For mine the habitable world
And fulness of it are.
13 Of bullocks eat the flesh or drink
The blood of goats will I?
14 Thanks offer unto God and pay
Thy vows to him most high.
15 And in the day of sore distress
Do thou unto me cry;
And I'll deliver thee, and then
Thou shalt me glorifie.
But to the wicked God doth say,
Why dost thou mention make
Of statutes mine? why in thy mouth
Should'st thou my cov'nant take?
17 Whereas thou dost instruction hate
And my words from thee cast.
18 When thou didst see a thief, with him
Then thou consented hast.
And likewise with adulterers
Thy part hath been the same.
19 Thy mouth to evel thou dost give,
And guile thy tongue doth frame.
20 Thou sittest down and so against
Thy brother dost declame:
The son of thine own mother thou
With slander dost defame.
21 These things thou didst, I silent was
Thou thought'st of me likewise,
One like thy self, I'll thee reprove,
And rank them in thine eyes.
22 Now therefore this consider ye
That God forgotten have;
Lest that in pieces I you tear,
And there be none to save.
23 Whoso doth praises sacrifice,
He glorifieth me:
Who orders right his way likewise
Shall God's salvation see.
|First Line:||The mighty God, Jehovah spake|
|Title:||A Psalm of Asaph|