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Psalm 76

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.


1In Judah’s land God is well known,

his name’s in Isr’el great:

2In Salem is his tabernacle,

in Sion is his seat.

3There arrows of the bow he brake,

the shield, the sword, the war.

4More glorious thou than hills of prey,

more excellent art far.

5Those that were stout of heart are spoil’d,

they slept their sleep outright;

And none of those their hands did find,

that were the men of might.

6When thy rebuke, O Jacob’s God,

had forth against them past,

Their horses and their chariots both

were in a dead sleep cast.

7Thou, Lord, ev’n thou art he that should

be fear’d; and who is he

That may stand up before thy sight,

if once thou angry be?

8From heav’n thou judgment caus’d be heard;

the earth was still with fear,

9When God to judgment rose, to save

all meek on earth that were.

10Surely the very wrath of man

unto thy praise redounds:

Thou to the remnant of his wrath

wilt set restraining bounds.

11Vow to the Lord your God, and pay:

all ye that near him be,

Bring gifts and presents unto him;

for to be fear’d is he.

12By him the sp’rits shall be cut off

of those that princes are:

Unto the kings that are on earth

he fearful doth appear.

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