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Psalm 50 - 1st Version
HAMPTON | Bible Passage
Melody from Williams' Psalmody in Miniature, c. 1770
1 THE mighty God, the Lord,
Speaks, and to earth doth call
Even from the rising of the sun
To where he hath his fall.
2 From out of Zion hill,
Where beauty dwells enshrined,
God in his glorious majesty
And mighty power hath shined.
3 Our God shall surely come,
Keep silence shall not he:
Before him fire shall waste, great storms
Shall round about him be.
4 Unto the heavens above
He shall send forth his call,
And likewise to the earth, that he
May judge his people all.
5 Together let my saints
Unto me gathered be,
Those that by sacrifice have made
A covenant with me.
6 And then the heavens shall
His righteousness declare:
Because the Lord himself is he
By whom men judged are.
7 My people Israel, hear:
Speak will I from on high;
Against thee I will testify;
God, even thy God, am I.
8 I for thy sacrifice
No blame on thee will lay:
Nor for burnt-offerings, which to me
Thou offeredst every day.
9 I'll take no calf nor goats
From house or fold of thine:
10 Beasts of the forest, cattle all
On thousand hills, are mine.
11 The fowls on mountains high
Are all to me well known;
Wild beasts which in the fields do lie,
Even they are all mine own.
12 Then, if I hungry were,
I would not tell it thee;
Because the world, and fulness all
Thereof, belongs to me.
13 Will I eat flesh of bulls?
Or goats' blood drink will I?
14 Thanks offer thou to God, and pay
Thy vows to the Most High.
15 And call upon me when
In trouble thou shalt be;
I will deliver thee, and thou
Shalt glory give to me.
16 But to the wicked man
God saith, Why dost thou dare
My covenant in thy mouth to take,
My statutes to declare?
17 Yet thou instruction wise
Perversely hated hast,
Likewise my words behind thy back
Thou in contempt dost cast.
18 Thou didst to him consent,
When thou a thief hast seen;
And with the vile adulterers
Thou hast partaker been.
19 Thou giv'st thy mouth to ill;
Thy tongue deceit doth frame;
20 Thou sitt'st, and 'gainst thy brother speak'st,
Thy mother's son dost shame.
21 Because I silence kept,
While thou these things hast wrought;
That I was altogether like
Thyself hath been thy thought:
Yet I will thee reprove,
And set before thine eyes,
Arrayed in order, thy misdeeds,
And thine iniquities.
22 Now, ye that God forget,
Consider this with care;
Lest I, when there is none to save,
Do you in pieces tear.
23 He doth me glorify
Who offers to me praise;
And him I'll God's salvation show
That orders right his ways.
1 ¬∂ The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
7 ¬∂ Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
16 ¬∂ But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.