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Psalm 115 - 1st Version
ST. MIRREN | Bible Passage
ROBERT ARCHIBALD SMITH, 1780-1829
1 NOT unto us, Lord, not to us,
But do thou glory take
Unto thy name, even for thy truth,
And for thy mercy's sake.
2 O wherefore should the heathen say
Where is their God now gone?
3 But our God in the heavens is,
What pleased him he hath done.
4 Their idols silver are and gold,
Work of men's hands they be.
5 Mouths have they, but they do not speak;
And eyes, but do not see;
6 Ears have they, but they do not hear;
Noses, yet smell they not;
7 Hands, feet, but handle not, nor walk;
Nor speak they through their throat.
8 Like them their makers are, and all
On them their trust that build.
9 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord,
He is their help and shield.
10 O Aaron's house, trust in the Lord,
Their help and shield is he.
11 Who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord,
Their help and shield is he.
12 The Lord of us hath mindful been,
And he will bless us still:
He will the house of Israel bless,
Bless Aaron's house he will.
13 Both small and great, that fear the Lord,
He will them surely bless.
14 The Lord will you, you and your seed,
Yet more and more increase.
15 O blessed are ye of the Lord,
Who made the earth and heaven.
16 The heavens are for the Lord, but earth
He to men's sons hath given.
17 The dead praise not the Lord, nor those
In grave that silent be;
18 Him praise will we henceforth for aye.
Praise to the Lord give ye.
1 ¬∂ Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?
3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
9 ¬∂ O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
12 The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
14 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.