The Lord has broken the (A)staff of the wicked,
    the (B)scepter of rulers,
(C)that struck the peoples in wrath
    with unceasing blows,
that ruled the nations in anger
    with unrelenting persecution.
The whole earth is at rest and quiet;
    (D)they break forth into singing.

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