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Psalm 104 - 1st Version
BLOXHAM | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Williams' Psalmody in Miniature, c. 1770
1 BLESS God, my soul. O Lord my God,
Thou art exceeding great;
With honour and with majesty
Thou clothed art in state.
2 With light, as with a robe, thyself
Thou coverest about;
And, like unto a curtain, thou
The heavens stretchest out.
3 Who of his chambers doth the beams
Within the waters lay;
Who doth the clouds his chariot make,
On wings of wind make way.
4 Who flaming fire his ministers,
His angels spirits, doth make:
5 Who earth's foundations firm did lay,
That it should never shake.
6 Thou didst it cover with the deep,
As with a garment spread;
The waters stood above the hills,
Above the mountains' head.
7 But at the voice of thy rebuke
They fled and would not stay;
They at thy thunder's dreadful voice
Did haste them fast away.
8 They by the hills ascend, their way
Back by the vales they take,
Descending to the very place
Which thou for them didst make.
9 Thou hast a bound unto them set,
O'er which they may not go,
That they may not return again
The earth to overflow.
10 He through the valley sendeth springs,
'Mong hills their course they take:
11 Beasts of the field all drink of them,
Their thirst wild asses slake.
12 The birds of heaven their dwelling make
Where these do flow along,
And from among the leafy boughs
With joy give forth their song.
13 He from his chambers watereth
The hills when they are dried:
With fruit and increase of thy works
The earth is satisfied.
14 For cattle he makes grass to grow,
Herb for man's use to spring,
That from the bosom of the earth
He bread for him may bring;
15 And wine that to the heart of man
Doth cheerfulness impart,
Oil that doth make his face to shine,
Bread strengthening his heart.
16 The trees of God are full of sap;
The cedars that do stand
On Lebanon, which planted were
By his almighty hand.
17 Birds of the air upon their boughs
Do choose their nests to make;
As for the stork, the fir tree she
Doth for her dwelling take.
18 The lofty mountains for wild goats
A place of refuge be:
The comes also to the rocks
Do for their safety flee.
19 He sets the moon in heaven, thereby
The seasons to discern:
From him the sun his certain time
Of going down doth learn.
20 Thou darkness mak'st, 'tis night, then beasts
Of forest creep abroad.
21 The lions young roar for their prey,
And seek their meat from God.
22 The sun doth rise, and home they flock,
Down in their dens they lie.
23 Man goeth to his work, and doth
His toil till evening ply.
24 O Lord, how manifold thy works!
In wisdom wonderful
Thou every one of them hast made;
Earth's of thy riches full:
25 So is this great and spacious sea,
Wherein things creeping are,
Which numbered cannot be; and beasts
Both great and small are there.
26 There ships go, there leviathan,
Which thou mad'st there to play;
27 All wait on thee, that in due time
Their food receive they may.
28 That which thou givest unto them
They gather for their food;
Thy bounteous hand thou openest,
They filled are with good.
29 Thou Md'st thy face, they troubled are;
Their breath thou tak'st away,
Then do they die, and to their dust
Return again do they.
30 Thy quickening spirit thou send'st forth,
And they created be;
And then the earth's decayed face
Renewed is by thee.
31 The glory of Jehovah shall
Endure while ages run;
The Lord Almighty shall rejoice
In all that he hath done.
32 Earth, as affrighted, trembleth all,
If he on it but look;
And if the mountains he but touch,
They presently do smoke.
33 I to the Lord most high will sing,
So long as I shall live;
And while I being have I shall
To my God praises give.
34 Of him my meditation shall
Sweet thoughts to me afford;
And as for me, I will rejoice
And triumph in the Lord.
35 From earth let sinners be consumed,
Let ill men no more be.
O thou my soul, bless thou the Lord.
Praise to the Lord give ye.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 150 · PRAISE ye the Lord. God's praise within
1 ¬∂ Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
10 ¬∂ He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
19 ¬∂ He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
23 Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
31 ¬∂ The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.