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Father of the fatherless, defender of widows(A)
    God in his holy abode,
God gives a home to the forsaken,
    who leads prisoners out to prosperity,
    while rebels live in the desert.[a]


God, when you went forth before your people,(B)
    when you marched through the desert,

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  1. 68:7 While rebels live in the desert: rebels must live in the arid desert, whereas God’s people will live in the well-watered land (Ps 68:8–11).