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EFFINGHAM | Bible Passage
Adapted from a melody in Musikalishes Hand-Buch, Hamburg, 1690
1 O LORD, thy judgments give the king,
His son thy righteousness.
2 With right he shall thy people judge,
Thy poor with uprightness
3 The lofty mountains shall bring forth
Unto the people peace;
Likewise the little hills the same
Shall do by righteousness.
4 The people's poor ones he shall judge,
The needy's children save;
And those shall he in pieces break
Who them oppressed have.
5 They shall thee fear, while sun and moon
Do last, through ages all.
6 Like rain on mown grass he shall come,
Or showers on earth that fall.
7 The just shall flourish in his days,
And prosper in his reign:
He shall, while doth the moon endure,
Abundant peace maintain.
8 His large and great dominion shall
From sea to sea extend:
It from the river shall reach forth
Unto earth's utmost end.
9 They in the wilderness that dwell
Bow down before him must;
And they that are his enemies
Shall lick the very dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish, and the isles,
To him shall presents bring;
And unto him shall offer gifts
Sheba's and Seba's king.
11 Yea, all the mighty kings on earth
Before him down shall fall;
And all the nations of the world
Do service to him shall.
12 For he the needy shall preserve,
When he to him doth call;
Also the poor, and him that hath
No help of man at all.
13 The poor man and the indigent
In mercy he shall spare;
He shall preserve alive the souls
Of those that needy are.
14 Both from deceit and violence
Their soul he shall set free;
And in his sight most precious
And dear their blood shall be.
15 Yea, he shall live, and given to him
Shall be of Sheba's gold:
For him still shall they pray, and he
All day shall be extolled.
16 Of corn an handful in the earth
On tops of mountains high,
With prosperous fruit shall shake, like trees
On Lebanon that be.
The city shall be flourishing,
Her citizens abound
In number shall, like to the grass
That grows upon the ground.
17 His name for ever shall endure;
Last like the sun it shall:
Men shall be blessed in him, and blessed
All nations shall him call.
18 Now blessed be the Lord our God,
The God of Israel,
For he alone doth wondrous works,
In glory that excel.
19 And blessed be his glorious name
To all eternity:
The whole earth let his glory fill.
Amen, so let it be.
1 ¬∂ Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
2 ¬∂ He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
18 ¬∂ Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.