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IRISH | Bible Passage
Melody from A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Poems, Dublin, 1749
1 YE righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
It comely is and right,
That upright men with thankful voice
Should praise the Lord of might.
2 Jehovah praise with harp, to him
Sing with the psaltery;
Upon a ten-stringed instrument
Make ye sweet melody.
3 A new song to him sing, and play
With loud noise skilfully;
4 For right's the Lord's word, all his work
Is done in verity.
5 To judgment and to righteousness
A love he beareth still;
The loving-kindness of the Lord
The earth throughout doth fill.
6 The heavens by Jehovah's word
Did their beginning take;
And by the breathing of his mouth
He all their hosts did make.
7 The waters of the seas he brings
Together as an heap;
And in storehouses, as it were,
He layeth up the deep.
8 Let earth, and all that live therein,
With reverence fear the Lord;
Let all the world's inhabitants
Dread him with one accord.
9 For he did speak the word, and done
It was without delay;
Established it firmly stood,
Whatever he did say.
10 The Lord the counsel brings to nought
Which heathen folk do take;
And what the people do devise
Of none effect doth make.
11 O but the counsel of the Lord
Doth stand for ever sure;
And of his heart the purposes
From age to age endure.
12 That nation blessed is, whose God
Jehovah is, and those
A blessed people are, whom for
His heritage he chose.
13 The Lord from heaven looks; he sees
All sons of men full well:
14 He views all from his dwelling-place
That in the earth do dwell.
15 He forms their hearts alike, and all
Their doings he observes.
16 Great hosts save not a king, much strength
No mighty man preserves.
17 An horse for safety and defence
Is a deceitful thing;
And by the greatness of his strength
Can no deliverance bring.
18 Behold, on those that do him fear
The Lord doth set his eye;
Even those who on his mercy do
With confidence rely;
19 From death to free their soul, in dearth
Life unto them to yield.
20 Our soul doth wait upon the Lord;
He is our help and shield.
21 Since in his holy name we trust,
Our heart shall joyful be.
22 Lord, let thy mercy be on us,
As we do hope in thee.
1 ¬∂ Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
12 ¬∂ Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.