Psalm - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 81.1, 81.10-16
1 O sing joyfully to God our strength:
shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.
10 ‘I am the Lord your God,
who brought you up from the land of Egypt:
open wide your mouth, and I will fill it.
11 ‘But my people would not listen to my voice:
and Israel would have none of me.
12 ‘So I left them to the stubbornness of their hearts:
to walk according to their own designs.
13 ‘If only my people would listen:
if Israel would but walk in my ways,
14 ‘I would soon put down their enemies:
and turn my hand against their adversaries.
15 ‘Those that hate the Lord would cringe before him:
and their punishment would last for ever.
16 ‘But Israel I would feed with the finest wheat:
and satisfy you with honey from the rocks.’