17 God’s chariots twenty thousand are,
thousands on thousands strong;
Sinai is in the holy place,
the Lord is them among.
18 Thou hast, O Lord, most glorious,
ascended up on high;
and in triumph victorious led
thou hast received gifts for men,
for such as did rebel;
yea, even for them, that God the Lord
in midst of them might dwell.
19 Blessed be the Lord, who is to us
of our salvation God;
who daily with his benefits
us plenteously doth load.
20 He of salvation is the God,
who is our God most strong;
and unto God the Lord from death
the issues do belong.
21 But surely God shall wound the head
of those that are his foes;
the hairy scalp of him that still
on in his trespass goes.
22 The Lord hath said, I will bring back
again from Bashan hill;
yea, from the dark depths of the sea
bring back again I will.
23 That in the blood of enemies
thy foot imbrued may be,
and of thy dogs dipped in the same
the tongues thou mayest see.
24 Thy goings they have seen, O God;
the steps of majesty
of my God, and my mighty King,
within the sanctuary.
25 Before went singers, after them
the players took their way;
in midst of damsels that with skill
did on the timbrels play.
26 Within the congregations great
bless God with one accord;
ye who from Israel’s fountain are,
bless ye the mighty Lord.
27 Their ruler, little Benjamin,
and Judah's princes high,
the chiefs of Zabulon, are there,
and chiefs of Naphtali.
28 Thy God commands thy strength; make strong
what thou wrought’st for us, Lord.
29 For thy house at Jerusalem
kings shall thee gifts afford.
30 The beast that dwelleth in the reeds,
the bulls that fiercely look,
with herd of calves, the people all,
do thou, O Lord, rebuke,
till every one submit himself,
and silver pieces bring:
the people that delight in war
disperse, O God and King.
31 Those that be princes great shall then
come from Egypt lands;
and Ethiopia to God
shall soon stretch out her hands.
32 O all ye kingdoms of the earth,
sing praises to this King;
for he is Lord that ruleth all,
unto him praises sing.
33 To him that rides on heavens of heavens,
which he of old did found;
lo, he sends out his voice, a voice
in might that doth abound.
34 Strength unto God do ye ascribe,
because his majesty
is over Israel, his strength
is in the clouds most high.
35 Dread art thou from thy temple, Lord;
Israel’s own God is he,
who gives his people strength and pow’r:
O let God blessed be.
WINCHESTER OLD is a famous common-meter psalm tune, presumably arranged by George Kirbye (b. Suffolk, England, c. 1560; d. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 1634) from a melody in Christopher Tye's Acts of the Apostles and published in T. Este's The Whole Book of Psalmes (1592) set to Psalm 84. Ki…