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Let God arise, his enemies

Let God arise, his enemies

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1 Let God arise, his enemies
Let them dispersed be;
Let them also that do him hate,
Away before him flee.
2 Like as the smoke away is driv'n,
So drive thou them away:
As wax at fire melts, wicked so
Let in God's fight decay.

2 But let the righteous ones be glad,
O let them joyful be;
Before God's face let them also
Rejoyce exceedingly.
4 To God sing, to his name sing praise,
That rideth on the skies,
Exalt him by his name JAH;
Before him joy likewise.

5 A father of the fatherless,
And of the widow's case,
God is a judge and that within
His holy dwelling place.
6 God seats in house the desolate:
Those that in chains are bound
He frets: but those that rebels are
Dwell in a barren ground.


7 O God, when as thou didst go forth
In presence of thy folk:
When through the desart wilderness
In marching thou didst walk. Selah.
8 The earth did at God's presence shake,
From heav'ns the drops down fell;
Sinai itself did move before
The God of Israel.

9 O God that on thy heritage
Didst send a plenteous rain;
Whereby when as it weary was
Thou it confirm'dst again.
10 Thy congregation dwelt therein;
Thou didst O God prepare
Of thy benignity for them
That poor afflicted are.

11 The Lord the word gave, great's their troop
That have it published
12 She that at home stay'd parts the spoil
When kings of hosts fled, fled.
13 Tho' you have lain among the pots,
Like doves wings be shall ye,
With silver deck'd, her feathers too
With yellow gold that be.

14 When there th' almighty scatter'd kings
'Twas white as Salmon's snow.
15 God's 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 God's chariots twice ten thousand fold
Thousand of angels be:
With them as in his holy place,
On Sinai's mount is he.
18 Thou did'st ascend on high, thou led'st
Captivity captive;
For men, yea for rebellious ones
Thou diddest gifts receive.

19 That God the Lord might dwell with them
Who daily doth us load
With benefits, the Lord be blest,
Ev'n our salvations God.
20 The God he of salvation is,
That is our God most strong;
And to the Lord Jehovah doth
Issues from death belong.

21 But God shall wound the en'mies head,
The hairy head 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 thou may'st dip thy foot in blood,
Thy dogs their tongue likewise
May be imbrued in the same
Blood of thine enemies.

24 They have thy goings, seen, O God,
Thy goings in progress:
Ev'n of my God, my king within
His place of holiness
25 Before them did the singers go,
Then they that play to song:
The damsels that on timbrels play,
Were them the midst among.

26 Within the congregation
Bless God in humble wise.
Ev'n bless the Lord who from the spring
Of Israel do arise.
27 There little Benjamin their cheif,
There Judah's lords, and there
their council, lords of Zebulun
And Naphthali there were.

28 The strength thou hast, ev'n by thy God
The same commanded was:
Confirm, O God, the thing which thou
For us hast brought to pass.


29 For thy house at Jerusalem
Kings shall bring gifts to thee.
30 Rebuke the troops of spearmen, troops
Of bulls that mighty be:
The people that themselves delight
In war, O scatter thou.

31 From Egypt there shall princes come,
And th' Ethiopian's land
Shall speedily unto the Lord
Reach her out-stretched hand.
32 Earth's 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 you might,
His excellence o'er Israel is,
His strength is in the height.
35 Thou God art from thy temple dread,
The God of Isr'el he
Gives strength, and to his people pow'r,
O let God blessed be.

Source: The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament: faithfully translated into English metre: for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints...especially in New-England (25th ed) #PLXVIII

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