PSALM 81: 1, 10-16
METER:  77 77 77
This is the meter to such hymns as "For the Beauty of the Earth."

1.  Sing a-loud to God our strength,
    Shout for joy to Ja-cob's God.
    "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."
2.  "But my peo-ple list-ened not,
    They would not sub-mit to me.
    So I let them stub-born-ly
    Fol-low af-ter their own ways.
    O that they would hear my voice,
    If they'd only heed my ways!
3.  "Then I'd crush their en-e-mies,
    Turn my hand a-gainst their foes.
    Those who hate the Lord will cow'r,
    For e-ter-ni-ty they're doomed.
    I would feed you with fine wheat,
    And with hon-ey from the rock."

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.

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