Psalm 081

1    Sing loud to God our strength; with joy

          to Jacob’s God do sing.

2    Take up a psalm, the pleasant harp,

          timbrel and psalt’ry bring.

3    Blow trumpets at new-moon, what day

          our feast appointed is:

4    For charge to Isr’el, and a law

          of Jacob’s God was this.

5    To Joseph this a testimony

          he made, when Egypt land

     He travell’d through, where speech I heard

          I did not understand.

6    His shoulder I from burdens took,

          his hands from pots did free.

7    Thou didst in trouble on me call,

          and I deliver’d thee:

     In secret place of thundering

          I did thee answer make;

     And at the streams of Meribah

          of thee a proof did take.

8    O thou, my people, give an ear,

          I’ll testify to thee;

     To thee, O Isr’el, if thou wilt

          but hearken unto me.

9    In midst of thee there shall not be

          any strange god at all;

     Nor unto any god unknown

          thou bowing down shalt fall.

10   I am the Lord thy God, which did

          from Egypt land thee guide;

     I’ll fill thy mouth abundantly,

          do thou it open wide.

11   But yet my people to my voice

          would not attentive be;

     And ev’n my chosen Israel

          he would have none of me.

12   So to the lust of their own hearts

          I them delivered;

     And then in counsels of their own

          they vainly wandered.

13   O that my people had me heard,

          Isr’el my ways had chose!

14   I had their en’mies soon subdu’d,

          my hand turn’d on their foes.

15   The haters of the Lord to him

          submission should have feign’d;

     But as for them, their time should have

          for evermore remain’d.

16   He should have also fed them with

          the finest of the wheat;

     Of honey from the rock thy fill

          I should have made thee eat.

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.