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Psalm 81:1-5

An Asaph Psalm

1-5A song to our strong God! a shout to the God of Jacob!

Anthems from the choir, music from the band,

sweet sounds from lute and harp,

Trumpets and trombones and horns:

it's festival day, a feast to God!

A day decreed by God,

solemnly ordered by the God of Jacob.

He commanded Joseph to keep this day

so we'd never forget what he did in Egypt.

I hear this most gentle whisper from One

I never guessed would speak to me:

6-7"I took the world off your shoulders,

freed you from a life of hard labor.

You called to me in your pain;

I got you out of a bad place.

I answered you from where the thunder hides,

I proved you at Meribah Fountain.