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Be light and glad in God rejoice who is

Be light and glad, in God rejoice,
who is our strength and stay;
Be joyful, and lift up your voice
to Jacob's God alway.

Prepare your instruments most meet
some joyful psalm to sing;
Strike up with harp and lute so sweet,
on Ev'ry pleasant string.

Blow as it were in the new moon,
with trumpets of the best
As it is used to be done
at any solemn feast.

For this is unto Israel
a statute which was made
By Jacob's God, and must full well
be evermore obeyed.

This clause with Joseph was decreed,
when he from Egypt came,
That as a witness all his seed
should still observe the same.

When God himself had so prepared
to bring him from that land;
Whereas the speech which he had heard
he did not understand.

I from his shoulder took, saith he,
the burden clean away;
And from the furnace set him free
from burning brick of clay.

When thou in grief didst cry and call,
I helped thee speedily;
And I did answer thee withal
in thunder from on high.

Yea, at the waters of discord
I did thee tempt and prove,
Where thou the anger of the Lord
with murmuring didst move.

Hear, O my people Israel,
what I do promise thee;
Regard and mark my words full well,
if thou wilt cleave to me.

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Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Dates: 1562,1812
      Bible Refs: Ps 81:1-10;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1812# 81
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