1 Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven:
ascribe to the Lord glory and might.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name:
O worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters:
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord upon the great waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation:
the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar-trees:
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes them skip like a calf:
Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord divides the lightning-flash:
the voice of the Lord whirls the sands of the desert,
the Lord whirls the desert of Kadesh.
8 The voice of the Lord rends the terebinth trees,
and strips bare the forests:
in his temple all cry ‘Glory.’
9 The Lord sits enthroned above the water-flood:
the Lord sits enthroned as a king for ever.
10 The Lord will give strength to his people:
the Lord will give to his people the blessing of peace.