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  • Psalm 33
  • Exultate, justi


1 Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous; *

it is good for the just to sing praises.

2 Praise the LORD with the harp; *

play to him upon the psaltery and lyre.

3 Sing for him a new song; *

sound a fanfare with all your skill upon the trumpet.

4 For the word of the LORD is right, *

and all his works are sure.

5 He loves righteousness and justice; *

the loving-kindness of the LORD fills the whole earth.

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, *

by the breath of his mouth all the heavenly hosts.

7 He gathers up the waters of the ocean as in a water-skin *

and stores up the depths of the sea.

8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; *

let all who dwell in the world stand in awe of him.

9 For he spoke, and it came to pass; *

he commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The LORD brings the will of the nations to naught; *

he thwarts the designs of the peoples.

11 But the LORD'S will stands fast for ever, *

and the designs of his heart from age to age.

12 Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD! *

happy the people he has chosen to be his own!

13 The LORD looks down from heaven, *

and beholds all the people in the world.

14 From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze *

on all who dwell on the earth.

15 He fashions all the hearts of them *

and understands all their works.

16 There is no king that can be saved by a mighty army; *

a strong man is not delivered by his great strength.

17 The horse is a vain hope for deliverance; *

for all its strength it cannot save.

18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon those who fear him, *

on those who wait upon his love,

19 To pluck their lives from death, *

and to feed them in time of famine.

20 Our soul waits for the LORD; *

he is our help and our shield.

21 Indeed, our heart rejoices in him, *

for in his holy Name we put our trust.

22 Let your loving-kindness, O LORD, be upon us, *

as we have put our trust in you.

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  chanted by the Rev. Philip Mayer
St. Peter's by the Lake Episcopal Church
The Colony, Texas