1We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks, *
calling upon your Name and declaring all your wonderful deeds.
2“I will appoint a time,” says God; *
“I will judge with equity.
3Though the earth and all its inhabitants are quaking, *
I will make its pillars fast.
4I will say to the boasters, ‘Boast no more,’ *
and to the wicked, ‘Do not toss your horns;
5Do not toss your horns so high, *
nor speak with a proud neck.'”
6For judgment is neither from the east nor from the west, *
nor yet from the wilderness or the mountains.
7It is God who judges; *
he puts down one and lifts up another.
8For in the Lord’s hand there is a cup,
full of spiced and foaming wine, which he pours out, *
and all the wicked of the earth shall drink and
drain the dregs.
9But I will rejoice for ever; *
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10He shall break off all the horns of the wicked; *
but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.