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DUNFERMLINE | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody from Scottish Psalter, 1615
1 GIVE praise and thanks unto the Lord,
For bountiful is he;
His tender mercy doth endure
2 God's mighty works who can express?
Or show forth all his praise?
3 Blessed are they that judgment keep,
And justly do always.
4 Remember me, Lord, with that love
Which thou to thine dost bear;
With thy salvation, O my God,
To visit me draw near:
5 That I thy chosen's good may see,
And in their joy rejoice;
And may with thine inheritance
Triumph with cheerful voice.
6 We with our fathers sinned have,
And of iniquity
Too long we have the workers been;
We have done wickedly.
7 The wonders great, which thou, O Lord,
Didst work in Egypt's land,
Our fathers, though they them beheld,
Yet did not understand:
And they thy mercies' multitude
Kept not in memory;
But at the sea, even the Red Sea,
Rebelled most grievously.
8 Nevertheless he saved them,
Even for his own name's sake;
That so he might to be well known
His mighty power make.
9 The Red Sea also he rebuked,
And then dried up it was:
Through depths, as through the wilderness,
He safely made them pass.
10 From hands of those that hated them
He did his people save;
And from the foeman's cruel hand
To them redemption gave.
11 Thc waters overwhelmed their foes;
Not one was left alive.
12 Then they believed his word, and praise
To him in songs did give.
13 But soon did they his mighty works
And on his counsel and his will
Did not wait patiently;
14 They lusted in the wilderness,
In desert God did tempt.
15 He gave them what they sought, but to
Their soul he leanness sent.
16 They envied Moses in the camp,
And grudged his rule to see;
Aaron, Jehovah's holy one,
They viewed with jealousy.
17 Therefore the earth did open wide,
And Dathan did devour,
And alt Abiram's company
Did cover in that hour.
18 Likewise among their company
A fire was kindled then;
And so the hot consuming flame
Burnt up these wicked men.
19 Upon the hill of Horeb they
An idol-calf did frame,
A molten image they did make,
And worshipped the same.
20 And changed the High and Holy One,
Who all their glory was,
Into the likeness of an ox
That feedeth upon grass.
21 They did forget the mighty God,
Who had their saviour been,
By whom such great things brought to pass
They had in Egypt seen.
22 He in the land of Ham wrought signs,
Things terrible did he,
When he his mighty hand and arm
Stretched out at the Red Sea.
23 Then said he, he would them destroy,
Had not, his wrath to stay,
His chosen Moses stood in breach,
That them he should not slay.
24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land,
Believed not his word:
25 But in their tents they murmured,
Not hearkening to the Lord.
26 To slay them in the desert then
He lifted up his hand:
27 'Mong nations to o'erthrow their seed,
And scatter in each land.
28 They unto Baal-peor did
The sacrifices of the dead
They impiously ate.
29 Thus by inventions of their own
They did provoke his ire;
And then upon them suddenly
The plague brake in as fire.
30 Then Phinehas stood up and judged,
And so the plague did cease;
31 To ages all this counted was
To him for righteousness.
32 And at the waters, where they strove,
They did him angry make,
In such sort, that it fared ill
With Moses for their sake:
33 Because against his spirit they
Rebelled most grievously,
So that he uttered with his lips
34 Nor, as the Lord commanded them,
Did they the nations slay:
35 But with the heathen mingled were
And learned of them their way.
36 Their idols they did serve, and these
Became to them a snare;
37 They unto demons sacrificed
Their sons and daughters there.
38 In their own children's guiltless blood
Their hands they did imbrue,
Whom unto Canaan's idols they
For sacrifices slew:
So was the land defiled with blood.
39 Stained by their works were they:
And by inventions of their own
They wantonly did stray.
40 For this against his people burned
The anger of the Lord;
And he his own inheritance
In righteousness abhorred.
41 He gave them to the heathen's power;
Their foes did them command:
42 Their enemies them oppressed, they were
Made subject to their hand.
43 He many times delivered them,
Yet still they did rebel
With counsels vain, and by their sin
Into destruction fell.
44 Yet their affliction he beheld,
When he did hear their cry:
45 And he for them his covenant
Did call to memory;
46 After his mercies' multitude
He did repent, and make
Them to be pitied of all those
Who did them captive take.
47 Save, Lord our God, and gather us
The heathen from among,
That we thy holy name may praise
In a triumphant song.
48 Blessed be Jehovah, Israel's God,
To all eternity:
Let all the people say, Amen.
Praise to the Lord give ye.
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Psalm 149 - 1st Version · PRAISE ye the Lord: unto him sing
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1 Â¶ Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?
3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
6 Â¶ We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
13 Â¶ They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.
17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
21 They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.
23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
25 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
28 They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
32 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
34 Â¶ They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.