1 Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered;
let those that hate him flee before him.
2 As the smoke vanishes, so may they vanish away;
as wax melts at the fire,
so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God;
let them make merry with gladness.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
exalt him who rides on the clouds.
The Lord is his name; rejoice before him.
5 Father of the fatherless, defender of widows,
God in his holy habitation!
6 God gives the solitary a home
and brings forth prisoners to songs of welcome,
but the rebellious inhabit a burning desert.
7 O God, when you went forth before your people,
when you marched through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook and the heavens dropped down rain,
at the presence of God, the Lord of Sinai,
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 You sent down a gracious rain, O God;
you refreshed your inheritance when it was weary.
10 Your people came to dwell there;
in your goodness, O God, you provide for the poor.
32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth;
make music in praise of the Lord;
33 He rides on the ancient heaven of heavens
and sends forth his voice, a mighty voice.
34 Ascribe power to God, whose splendour is over Israel,
whose power is above the clouds.
35 How terrible is God in his holy sanctuary,
the God of Israel, who gives power and strength to his people!
Blessed be God.
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Common Worship texts are available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy/commonworship/
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10 February 2011