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Processional Hymn for the Feast of Tabernacles.  Psalm 118(v117)

1O give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever!

2Let Israel say,
"His steadfast love endures for ever."
3Let the house of Aaron say,
"His steadfast love endures for ever."
4Let those who fear Yahweh say,
"His steadfast love endures for ever."

5Out of my distress I called on Yahweh;
Yahweh answered me and set me free.
6With Yahweh on my side I do not fear.
What can man do to me?
7Yahweh is on my side to help me;
I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
8It is better to take refuge in Yahweh
than to put confidence in man.
9It is better to take refuge in Yahweh
than to put confidence in princes.

10All nations surrounded me;
in the name of Yahweh I cut them off!
11They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side;
in the name of Yahweh I cut them off!
12They surrounded me like bees, they blazed like a fire of thorns;
in the name of Yahweh I cut them off!
13I was pushed hard, so that I was falling,
but Yahweh helped me.
14Yahweh is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.

15Hark, glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
"The right hand of Yahweh does valiantly,
16the right hand of Yahweh is exalted,
the right hand of Yahweh does valiantly!"
17I shall not die, but I shall live,
and recount the deeds of Yahweh.
18Yahweh has chastened me sorely,
but he has not given me over to death.

19Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them and give thanks to Yahweh.

20This is the gate of Yahweh;
the righteous shall enter through it.

21I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
22The stone which the builders rejected
has become the head of the corner.
23This is Yahweh's doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
24This is the day which Yahweh has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25Save us, we beseech you, O Yahweh!
O Yahweh, we beseech you, give us success!

26Blessed be he who enters in the name of Yahweh!
We bless you from the house of Yahweh.
27Yahweh is God, and he has given us light.
Bind the festal procession with branches,
up to the horns of the altar!

28You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God, I will extol you.

29O give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures for ever!

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