God is known among His people,
Ev'ry mouth His praises fill;
From of old He has established
His abode on Zion's hill;
There He broke the sword and arrow,
Bade the noise of war be still.
Excellent and glorious art Thou,
With Thy trophies from the fray;
Thou hast slain the valiant hearted,
Wrapt in sleep of death are they;
When Thy anger once is risen,
Who can stand in that great day?
When from heav'n Thy sentence sounded,
All the earth in fear was still,
While to save the meek and lowly
God in judgment wrought His will;
E'en the wrath of man shall praise Thee,
Thy designs it shall fulfill.
Vow and pay ye to Jehovah,
Him your God forever own;
All men, bring your gifts before Him,
Worship Him, and Him alone;
Mighty kings obey and fear Him,
Princes bow before His throne.
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