13b. Afferte Domino

1 Give to the Lord ye Potentates,
ye Rulers of the world:
Give ye all praise, honour and strength,
unto the living Lord.
2 Give glory to his holy Name,
and honour him alone:
Worship him in his Majesty,
within his holy throne.

3 His voice doth rule the waters all
even as himselfe doth please:
He doth prepare the thunder-claps,
and governs all the seas.
4 The voice of God is of great force,
and wondrous excellent:
It is most mighty in effect,
and most magnificent.

5 The voice of God doth rend and break
the Cedar trees so long,
The Cedar trees of Libanon,
which are most high and strong.
6 And makes them leap like as a Calfe,
or els the Unicorne:
Not only trees, but mountaines great,
wheron the trees are borne.

7 His voice divides the flames of fire,
and shakes the wildernesse:
It makes the desert quake for feare,
that called is Cades.
8 It makes the Hinds for fear to calve,
and makes the coverts plaine:
Then in his Temple every man
his glory doth proclaime.

9 The Lord was set above the floids,
ruling the raging sea:
So shall he reigne as Lord and King,
for ever and for aye.
10 The Lord will give his people power,
in vertue to increase:
The Lord will blesse his chosen flock
with everlasting peace.

Text Information
First Line: Give to the Lord ye Potentates
Title: Afferte Domino
Author: T. S.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1640
Notes: Sing this as Psalm 21
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