Sing we merrily unto God our strength *
make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob.
Take the psalm, bring hither the tabret *
the merry harp with the lute.
Blow up the trumpet in the new-moon *
even in the time appointed, and upon our solemn feast-day.
For this was made a statute for Israel *
and a law of the God of Jacob.
This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony *
when he came out of the land of Egypt, and had heard a strange language.
I eased his shoulder from the burden *
and his hands were delivered from making the pots.
Thou calledst upon me in troubles, and I delivered thee *
and heard thee what time as the storm fell upon thee.
I proved thee also *
at the waters of strife.
Hear, O my people, and I will assure thee, O Israel *
if thou wilt hearken unto me,
There shall no strange god be in thee *
neither shalt thou worship any other god.
I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt *
open thy mouth wide, and I shall fill it.
But my people would not hear my voice *
and Israel would not obey me.
So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lusts *
and let them follow their own imaginations.
O that my people would have hearkened unto me *
for if Israel had walked in my ways,
I should soon have put down their enemies *
and turned my hand against their adversaries.
The haters of the Lord should have been found liars *
but their time should have endured for ever.
He should have fed them also with the finest wheat-flour *
and with honey out of the stony rock should I have satisfied thee.