Omnes gentes, plaudite
O clap your hands together, all you peoples; *
O cry aloud unto God with shouts of joy.
For the Lord Most High is to be feared; *
he is the great King over all the earth.
He shall subdue the peoples under us, *
and the nations under our feet.
He shall choose our inheritance for us, *
the pride of Jacob whom he loved.
God has gone up with a shout of triumph, *
the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.
O sing praises, sing praises unto our God; *
O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.
For God is the King of all the earth; *
think upon his mighty acts and praise him with a song.
God reigns over the nations; *
God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples are gathered with the people of the God of Abraham; *
for the mighty upon earth have become the servants of the Lord, and he is very highly exalted.
Great is the Lord and highly to be praised *
in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill.
The hill of Zion is beautiful and lofty; *
it is the joy of the whole earth.
Upon the north side lies the city of the great King; *
God is well known in her palaces as a sure refuge.
For behold, the kings of the earth *
have gathered and advanced together.
They marvelled to see such things; *
they were astonished and fled in terror.
Trembling came upon them, and anguish, *
as upon a woman in travail.
You caused the east wind to blow *
and broke apart the ships of Tarshish.
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God; *
God upholds her for ever.
We wait for your loving-kindness, O God, *
in the midst of your temple.
O God, according to your Name, so is your praise to the world’s end; *
your right hand is full of righteousness.
Let Mount Zion rejoice, and the cities of Judah be glad, *
because of your judgments.
Walk about Zion, and go round about her; *
count the number of her towers.
Mark well her bulwarks, consider her strongholds, *
that you may tell those who come after.
This God is our God for ever and ever; *
he shall be our guide, even unto death.