¶ An exhortation to the earnest praisinge of God.O COME let us praise the LORD, let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and shew ourself glad in him with Psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are all the corners of the earth, and the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands prepared the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down ourselves: Let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
¶ For he is our God: and [as for us] we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hands. Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as when ye provoked in the time of temptation in the wilderness. Where your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works. Forty years long was I grieved with that generation, and said: they ever err in their hearts, they verily have not known my ways. Therefore I said unto them in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest.