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ABRIDGE (ST. STEPHEN) | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody by ISAAC SMITH, 1734-1805, A Collection of Psalm Tunes, c. 1780
I GIVE thanks to God, call on his name;
To men his deeds make known.
2 Sing ye to him, sing psalms; proclaim
His wondrous works each one.
3 To glory in his holy name,
Unite with one accord:
And let the heart of every one
Rejoice that seeks the Lord.
4 The Lord Almighty and his strength
With steadfast hearts seek ye:
His blessed and his gracious face
Seek ye continually.
5 Think on the works that he hath done,
Which admiration breed;
His wonders, and the judgments all
Which from his mouth proceed;
6 O ye that are of Abraham's race,
His servant faithful known;
And ye that Jacob's children are,
Whom he chose for his own.
7 Because he, and he only, is
The mighty Lord our God;
And his most righteous judgments are
In all the earth abroad.
8 His covenant he remembered hath,
That it may ever stand:
To thousand generations he
His promise did command.
9 Which covenant he firmly made
With faithful Abraham,
And unto Isaac by his oath
He did renew the same:
10 And unto Jacob, for a law,
He made it firm and sure,
A covenant to Israel,
Which ever should endure:
11 He said, I will give Canaan's land
For heritage to you;
12 While they were strangers there, and few,
In number very few:
13 While yet they went from land to land
Without a sure abode;
And while through sundry kingdoms they
Did wander far abroad;
14 Yet, notwithstanding, suffered he
No man to do them wrong;
Yea, for their sakes, he did reprove
Kings, who were great and strong.
15 Thus did he say, Touch ye not those
That mine anointed be,
Nor do the prophets any harm
That do pertain to me.
16 He called for famine on the land,
He brake the staff of bread:
17 But yet he sent a man before,
By whom they should be fed;
Even Joseph, whom unnaturally
Sell for a slave did they;
18 Whose feet with fetters they did hurt,
And he in irons lay;
19 Until the time that his word came
To give him liberty;
The word and purpose of the Lord
Did him in prison try.
20 Then sent the king and did command
That he enlarged should be:
He that the people's ruler was
Did send to set him free.
21 To be the Lord of all his house
He raised him as most fit;
To him of all that he possessed
He did the charge commit:
22 That he might at his pleasure bind
The princes of the land;
And also teach his senators
Wisdom to understand.
23 And down into the land of Ham,
To Egypt, Israel came;
And for a season Jacob then
Did sojourn in the same.
24 And he did greatly by his power
Increase his people there;
And stronger than their enemies
They by his blessing were.
25 Their heart he turned then to hate
His people bitterly,
With those that his own servants were
To deal in subtlety.
26 His servant Moses he did send,
Aaron his chosen one:
27 By these his signs and wonders great
In Ham's land were made known.
28 Darkness he sent, and made it dark;
His word they did obey.
29 He turned their waters into blood,
And he their fish did slay.
30 The land in plenty brought forth frogs
In chambers of their kings.
31 His word all sorts of flies and lice
In all their border brings.
32 For showers hail and flaming fire
Into their land he sent:
33 And he their vines and fig-trees smote;
Trees of their coast he rent.
34 He spake, and caterpillars came,
Locusts did much abound;
35 Which in their land all herbs consumed,
And all fruits of their ground.
36 He smote all first-boru in their land
Chief of their strength each one.
37 With gold and silver brought them forth,
Weak in their tribes were none.
38 Egypt was glad when forth they went,
Their fear on them did light.
39 He spread a cloud for covering,
And fire to shine by night.
40 They asked, he sent the quail, and bread
Of heaven on them bestowed;
41 The rock he opened, water gushed,
Streams in the desert flowed.
42 For on his holy promise he,
And servant Abraham, thought.
43 With joy his people, his elect
With gladness, forth he brought.
44 And unto them the pleasant lands
He of the heathen gave;
That of the people's labour they
Inheritance might have.
45 That they his statutes might observe
According to his word;
And that they might his laws obey.
Give praise unto the Lord.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 65 · PRAISE waits for thee in Zion, Lord:
1 ¬∂ O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.
3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
5 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.
7 He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.
8 ¬∂ He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;
10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.
13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;
14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;
15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.
17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.
21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:
22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.
25 ¬∂ He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.
26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.
27 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.
31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.
33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.
34 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,
35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.
36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.
37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.
40 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.
42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.
43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:
44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;
45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.