Psalm 75

Refrain:    God alone is judge.

1    We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks,  

for your name is near, as your wonderful deeds declare.

2    ‘I will seize the appointed time;  

I, the Lord, will judge with equity.

3    ‘Though the earth reels and all that dwell in her,  

it is I that hold her pillars steady.

4    ‘To the boasters I say, “Boast no longer,”  

and to the wicked, “Do not lift up your horn.

5    ‘ “Do not lift up your horn on high;  

do not speak with a stiff neck.” ’ [R]

6    For neither from the east nor from the west,  

nor yet from the wilderness comes exaltation.

7    But God alone is judge;  

he puts down one and raises up another.

8    For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup,  

well mixed and full of foaming wine.

9    He pours it out for all the wicked of the earth;  

they shall drink it, and drain the dregs. [R]

10  But I will rejoice for ever  

and make music to the God of Jacob.

11  All the horns of the wicked will I break,  

but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Refrain:    God alone is judge.

Judge of all the earth,

restrain the ambition of the proud

and establish among us the reign of the Messiah,

who drained for us the cup of judgement

and is alive with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.


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