1 Sing merrily to God our strength, ♦︎
shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
2 Take up the song and sound the timbrel, ♦︎
the tuneful lyre with the harp.
3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon, ♦︎
as at the full moon, upon our solemn feast day.
4 For this is a statute for Israel, ♦︎
a law of the God of Jacob,
5 The charge he laid on the people of Joseph, ♦︎
when they came out of the land of Egypt.
6 I heard a voice I did not know, that said: ♦︎
I eased their shoulder from the burden;
their hands were set free from bearing the load.
7 You called upon me in trouble and I delivered you; ♦︎
I answered you from the secret place of thunder
and proved you at the waters of Meribah.
8 Hear, O my people, and I will admonish you: ♦︎
O Israel, if you would but listen to me!