1 God is known among His people;
Every mouth His praises fill
From of old he has established
His abode on Zion's hill.
There He broke the sword and arrow,
Bade the noise of war be still.
2 Excellent and glorious art Thou,
With Thy trophies from the fray;
Thou hast slain the the valiant-hearted
Wrapped in sleep of death are they;
When Thy anger once is risen,
Who can stand in that dread day?
3 When from heaven Thy sentence sounded,
All the earth in fear was still,
While to save the meek and lowly
God in judgement wrought His will;
E'en the wrath of man shall praise Thee,
Thy design it shall fulfill.
4 Vow and pay ye to Jehovah,
Him your God forever own;
All men, bring your gifts before him;
Worship Him and Him alone;
Mighty kings obey and fear Him,
Princes bow before His throne.
The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912