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Psalm 85 - 1st Version
ICONIUM | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Probably by JAMES NARES, 1715-1783
1 THOU hast been favourable, Lord,
To thy beloved land;
Jacob's captivity thou hast
Recalled with mighty hand.
2 Thou pardoned thy people hast
All their iniquities;
Thou all their trespasses and sins
Hast covered from thine eyes.
3 Thou hast thine anger all withdrawn,
Turned from thy furiousness;
4 O God of our salvation, turn,
And cause thy wrath to cease.
5 Shall thy displeasure thus endure
Against us without end?
Wilt thou to generations all
Thine anger still extend?
6 That in thee may thy people joy,
Wilt thou not us revive?
7 Show us thy mercy, Lord, to us
Do thy salvation give.
8 I'll hear what God the Lord will speak:
To his folk he'll speak peace,
And to his saints; but let them not
Return to foolishness.
9 Surely to them that fear the Lord
Is his salvation near;
That glory in our land again
A dweller may appear.
10 Truth meets with mercy, righteousness
And peace kiss mutually:
11 Truth springs from earth, and righteousness
Looks down from heaven high.
12 Yea, what is good the Lord shall give;
Our land shall yield increase:
13 Justice, to set us in his steps,
Shall go before his face.
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1 Â¶ LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
8 Â¶ I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.