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Psalm 147 - 2nd Version
CHRISTUS DER 1ST MEIN LEBEN (BREMEN) | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody by MELCHIOR VULPIUS, c. 1560-1615
1 PRAISE God! 'tis good and pleasant,
And comely to adore;
Jehovah builds up Salem,
Her outcasts doth restore.
2 He heals the broken-hearted,
And makes the wounded live;
The starry hosts he numbers,
And names to all doth give.
3 Our Lord is great and mighty;
His wisdom none can know;
The Lord doth raise the lowly,
And sinners overthrow.
4 O thank and praise Jehovah!
Praise him on harp with mirth,
The heaven with clouds who covers,
And sends his rain on earth.
5 He clothes with grass the mountains,
And gives the beasts their food;
He hears the crying ravens,
And feeds their tender brood.
6 In horse's strength delights not,
Nor speed of man loves he;
The Lord loves all who fear him,
And to his mercy flee.
7 O Salem, praise Jehovah,
Thy God, O Zion, praise;
For he thy gates has strengthened,
And blessed thy sons with grace.
8 With peace he'll bless thy borders,
The finest wheat afford;
He sends forth his commandment,
And swiftly speeds his word.
9 Like wool the snow he giveth,
Spreads hail o'er all the land,
Hoar frost like ashes scatters;
Who can his cold withstand?
10 Then forth his word he sendeth,
He makes his wind to blow;
The snow and ice are melted,
Again the waters flow.
11 He shows his word to Jacob,
To Israel's seed alone;
His statutes and his judgments
The heathen have not known.
Praise ye the Lord!
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Psalm 93 - 1st Version · THE Lord doth reign, and I clothed is he
1 Â¶ Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
12 Â¶ Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.