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Psalm 57 - 1st Version
MARTYRDOM | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Hugh Wilson, 1766-1824
1 BE merciful to me, O God;
Be merciful to me;
Because my soul her confidence
Doth wholly place in thee.
Yea, in the shadow of thy wings
My refuge I will place,
Until these sad calamities
Do wholly overpass.
2 My cry I will cause to ascend
To God who is most high;
To God, who doth all things for me
Perform most perfectly.
3 From heaven he shah send down, and me
From his reproach defend
That would devour me; God his truth
And mercy forth shall send.
4 My soul among fierce lions is,
I firebrands live among,
Men's sons, whose teeth are spears and darts,
A sharp sword is their tongue.
5 Be thou exalted very high
Above the heavens, O God;
Let thou thy glory be advanced
O'er all the earth abroad.
6 My soul's bowed down; for they a net
Have laid, my steps to snare:
Into the pit which they have digged
For me, they fallen are.
7 My heart is fixed, my heart is fixed,
O God; I'll sing and praise.
8 My glory wake; wake psaltery, harp:
Myself I'll early raise.
9 I'll praise thee 'mong the people, Lord;
'Mong nations sing will I:
10 For great to heaven thy mercy is,
Thy truth is to the sky.
11 O Lord, exalted be thy name
Above the heavens to stand:
Do thou thy glory far advance
Above both sea and land.
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Behold the Saviour on the Cross Scottish Psalter, 1880
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To Calvary, Lord, in Spirit Now Edward Denny, 1796-1889
1 ¬∂ Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
7 ¬∂ My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.