PSALM 81:1-10
METER:  77 77 D or 77 77
This is the meter for such hymns as "Take My Life, and Let It Be" and "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come"

1.  Shout for joy to God our strength;
    Sing praise un-to Ja-cob's God.
    Raise a song; play tam-bour-ines,
    Harps and lyres shall sweet-ly play.
    Blow the trum-pet for the fest,
    For the new moon and the full.
    This is Is-rael's ord-i-nance,
    Giv-en us by Ja-cob's God.
2.  He gave it to Is-ra-el
    When from E-gypt he led them.
    "I heard you, al-though un-known;
    I took bur-dens from your backs.
    I re-leased your hands from toil;
    When you cried out, I saved you.
    From the storm I an-swered you.
    I tried you at Mer-i-bah.
3.  List-en, all, and I'll teach you;
    Is-rael, list-en un-to me.
    Do not heark-en to strange gods,
    Don't bow down to for-eign gods.
    I, the Lord, am your true God.
    I brought you from E-gypt's land.
    If you'll o-pen wide your mouth,
    I will feed you till you're full."

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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