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Psalm 50 - 2nd Version
COLCHESTER | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody from Tans'ur's Harmony of Zion, 1734 (later form of rhythm)
1 THE mighty God, the Lord, doth speak,
And to the earth doth call,
Even from the rising of the sun
To where he hath his fall.
2 From out of Zion, his own hill,
Where beauty dwells enshrined,
God in his glorious majesty
And mighty power hath shined.
3 Our God assuredly shall come,
Keep silence shall not he;
Before him fire shall waste, great storms
Shall round about him be.
4 He to the heavens above shall call,
And to the earth below,
That of his people he to all
His judgment just may show.
5 Let all my saints together now
Unto me gathered be,
Those that by sacrifice have made
A covenant with me.
6 And then the heavens shall declare
His righteousness abroad;
Because the Lord himself doth come;
None else is judge but God.
7 Hear, O my people, I will speak,
And I will testify
Against thee, O mine Israel;
God, even thy God, am I.
8 Not for thy sacrifices I
Reprove thee ever will,
Nor for burut-offerings, which have been
Before me offered still.
9 I'll take no bullock nor he-goats
From house nor folds of thine:
10 Beasts of the forest, cattle all
On thousand hills, are mine.
11 The fowls are all to me well known
That mountains high do yield;
And I do challenge as mine own
The wild beasts of the field.
12 If I were hungry, I would not
To thee for need complain;
For earth, with all its ruiness, doth
To me of right pertain.
13 That I to eat the flesh of bulls
Take pleasure dost thou think?
Or that I need, to quench my thirst,
The blood of goats to drink?
14 Nay, rather unto me, thy God,
Thanksgiving offer thou;
To the Most High perform thy word,
And fully pay thy vow:
15 And in the day of thy distress
Do thou unto me cry;
I will deliver thee, and thou
My name shalt glorify.
16 But to the wicked man God saith,
How is it thou dost dare
My covenant in thy mouth to take,
My statutes to declare?
17 And yet all good instruction thou
Perversely hated hast,
Likewise my words behind thy back
Thou in contempt dost cast.
18 When thou a thief didst see, with him
Thou didst consent to sin,
And with the vile adulterers
Thou hast partaker been.
19 Thy mouth to evil thou dost give,
Thy tongue deceit doth frame.
20 Thou sitt'st, and 'gainst thy brother speak'st,
Thy mother's son to shame.
21 These things thou wickedly hast done,
And I have silent been;
Thou thought'st that I was like thyself,
And did approve thy sin:
But I will sharply thee reprove,
And set before thine eyes, Arrayed in order, thy misdeeds
And thine iniquities.
22 Consider this, and he afraid,
Ye that forget the Lord,
Lest I in pieces tear you all,
When none can help afford.
23 He truly doth me glorify
Who offers to me praise;
And him I'll God's salvation show
That orders right his ways.
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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.