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Psalm 28 - 2nd Version
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Melody by SAMUEL WEBBE, the elder, 1740-1816 An Essay on the Church Plain-Chant, 1782
1 TO thee, Jehovah, will I cry,
My rock; O, be not silent now!
Lest, if thou hold thy peace, I be
Like those who in the pit lie low.
2 O, hear my supplication's voice,
When unto thee for help I cry,
When to thy holy oracle
I lift my pleading hands on high.
3 O, with the wicked draw me not
Away, nor with the men of sin;
Who to their neighbours speak of peace,
But evil is their heart within.
4 Give them according to their deed,
Their evil doings all reward;
Give them according to their works,
Return them their desert, O Lord.
5 Since they Jehovah's mighty acts,
And doings of his hands disdain,
He will destroy them in his wrath,
And never build them up again.
6 Blest be Jehovah! He hath heard
My supplication's voice in heaven;
Jehovah is my strength and shield;
I trusted him, he help hath given.
7 And therefore shall my heart exult,
My song shall of his praises be.
He is their strength; the saving strength
Of his anointed one is he.
8 O, save the nation of thy love,
O, bless thy chosen heritage;
Feed them and lead them as a flock,
Lift thou them up from age to age.
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Psalm 57 - 2nd Version · THY mercy, Lord, to me extend;
1 ¬∂ Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
6 ¬∂ Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.