Psalm 76

Refrain:    The Lord has made fast his throne for judgement.

1    In Judah God is known;  

his name is great in Israel.

2    At Salem is his tabernacle,  

and his dwelling place in Zion.

3    There broke he the flashing arrows of the bow,  

the shield, the sword and the weapons of war. [R]

4    In the light of splendour you appeared,  

glorious from the eternal mountains.

5    The boastful were plundered; they have slept their sleep;  

none of the warriors can lift their hand.

6    At your rebuke, O God of Jacob,  

both horse and chariot fell stunned. [R]

7    Terrible are you in majesty:  

who can stand before your face when you are angry?

8    You caused your judgement to be heard from heaven;  

the earth trembled and was still,

9    When God arose to judgement,  

to save all the meek upon earth. [R]

10  You crushed the wrath of the peoples  

and bridled the wrathful remnant.

11  Make a vow to the Lord your God and keep it;  

let all who are round about him bring gifts

to him that is worthy to be feared.

12  He breaks down the spirit of princes  

and strikes terror in the kings of the earth.

Refrain:    The Lord has made fast his throne for judgement.

Majestic and gracious God,

more awesome than the agents of war,

more powerful than the wrath of nations,

restrain the violence of the peoples

and draw the despised of the earth

into the joyful life of your kingdom,

where you live and reign for ever and ever.


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