Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35
1 Let God arise, and let God’s enemies be scattered; let those who hate God flee. 2 As smoke is driven away, so you should drive them away; as the wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; let them also be merry and joyful. 4 Sing to God, sing praises to God’s name; exalt the one who rides the clouds; I AM is that name, rejoice before God! 5 In your holy habitation, O God, you are a father to orphans, defender of widows; 6 you give the solitary a home and bring forth prisoners into freedom; but the rebels shall live in desert places. 7 O God, when you went forth before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, 8 the earth quaked, and the skies poured down rain, at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9 You sent a bountiful rain, O God; you restored your inheritance when it languished. 10 Your people found their home in it; in your goodness, O God, you have made provision for the poor. 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord. 33 You ride in the heavens, O God, in the ancient heavens; you send forth your voice, your mighty voice. 34 Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel; whose strength is in the skies. 35 How wonderful you are in your holy places, O God of Israel, giving strength and power to your people! Blessed be God!