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Psalm 102 - 1st Version
BURFORD | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Chetham's A Book of Psalmody, 1718
1 O LORD, unto my prayer give ear,
My cry let come to thee;
2 And in the day of my distress
Hide not thy face from me.
Give ear to me; what time I call,
To answer me make haste:
3 For, as an hearth, my bones are burnt,
My days, like smoke, do waste.
4 My heart within me smitten is,
Like grass is withered;
Because for very grief I do
Forget to eat my bread.
5 By reason of my cries and groans
My bones cleave to my skin.
6 Like pelican in wilderness
Forsaken I have been:
I like an owl 'mid ruins am,
That nightly there doth moan;
7 I watch, like sparrow that doth sit
On the house-top alone.
8 My bitter enemies all the day
Reproaches cast on me;
And, being mad at me, with rage
Against me sworn they be.
9 For I did ashes eat as bread,
And, in my sorrow deep,
My drink I also mingled have
With tears that I did weep.
10 Thine indignation and thy wrath
Did cause this grief and pain;
For thou hast lifted me on high,
And cast me down again.
11 My days are like unto a shade,
Which doth declining pass;
And I am dried and withered,
Even like unto the grass.
12 But thou, O Lord, dost sit enthroned,
Eternal is thy sway;
And thy remembrance shall endure
From age to age alway.
13 Thou shalt arise and mercy have
Upon thy Zion yet;
The time to favour her is come,
The time that thou hast set.
14 For in her rubbish and her stones
Thy servants pleasure take;
Yea, they the very dust thereof
Do favour for her sake.
15 So shall the heathen people fear
The Lord's most holy name;
And all the kings upon the earth
Thy glory and thy fame.
16 For Zion by thy mighty Lord
Built up again shall be,
And in his glorious majesty
To men appear shall he.
17 The prayer of the destitute
He surely will regard;
Their prayer he will not despise,
By him it shall be heard.
18 For generations yet to come
Shall men these things record;
So shall a people yet to be
Created praise the Lord.
19 For from his holy height the Lord
Hath downward cast his eye;
And he upon the earth beneath
Hath looked from heaven high;
20 That of the mournful prisoner
The groanings he might hear,
To set them free that unto death
By men appointed are:
21 That they in Zion may declare
The Lord's most holy name,
And publish in Jerusalem
The praises of the same:
22 When all the people gathered are
In troops with one accord,
And kingdoms are assembled all
To serve the mighty Lord.
23 My wonted strength and force he hath
Abated in the way,
My days he also shortened hath:
24 Thus therefore did I say,
My God, in mid-time of my days
Take thou me not away:
From age to age eternally
Thy years endure and stay.
25 The firm foundation of the earth
Of old time thou hast laid:
The heavens also are the work
Which thine own hands have made.
26 Thou shalt for evermore endure,
But they shall perish all;
Yea, every one of them wax old,
Like to a garment, shall:
Thou, as a vesture, shalt them change,
And they shall changed be;
27 But thou the same art, and thy years
Are to eternity.
28 The children of thy servants shall
And in thy sight, O Lord, their seed
Shall be established sure.
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1 Â¶ Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.
2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
5 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,
10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
12 Â¶ But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.
13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
23 Â¶ He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.