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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book IV
Praise to Jehovah, and Warning Against Unbelief
[1]  OH come, let us sing unto Jehovah;
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
[2]  Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving;
Let us make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
[3]  For Jehovah is a great God,
And a great King above all gods.
[4]  In his hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights 1 of the mountains are his also.
[5]  The sea is his, and he made it;
And his hands formed the dry land.
[6]  Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker:
[7]  For he is our God,
And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
To-day, oh 2 that ye would hear his voice!
[8]  Harden not your heart, as at Meribah, 3
As in the day of Massah 4 in the wilderness;
[9]  When your fathers tempted me,
Proved me, and saw my work.
[10]  Forty years long was I grieved with that generation,
And said, It is a people that do err in their heart,
And they have not known my ways:
[11]  Wherefore I sware in my wrath,
That they should not enter into my rest.
Note 1. Or, strength. [back]
Note 2. Or, if ye will hear his voice, Harden &c. [back]
Note 3. That is, strife. [back]
Note 4. That is, temptation. [back]


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