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Psalm 85 - 2nd Version
ST. DUSTAN | Bible Passage
RICHARD REDHEAD, 1820-1901
1 LORD, thine heart in love hath yearned
On thy lost and fallen land;
Israel's race is homeward turned,
Thou hast freed thy captive band;
2 Thou hast borne thy people's sin,
Covered all their deeds of ill;
All thy wrath is gathered in,
And thy burning anger still.
3 Turn us, stay us, now once more,
God of all our health and peace;
Let thy cloud of wrath fleet o'er,
From thine own thy fury cease.
4 Wilt thou ne'er the storm assuage
On the realm of thy desire,
Lengthening out from age to age
Thy consuming jealous ire?
5 Wilt thou not in mercy turn?
Turn, and be our life again,
That thy people's heart may burn
With the gladness of thy reign.
6 Show us now thy tender love;
Thy salvation, Lord, impart;
I tile voice divine would prove,
Listening in my silent heart:
7 Listening what the Lord will say
'Peace' to all that own his will:
To his saints that love his way,
'Peace,' and 'turn no more to ill.'
8 Ye that fear him, nigh at hand
Now his saving health ye find,
That the glory in our land,
As of old, may dwell enshrined.
9 Mercy now and justice meet,
Peace and truth for aye embrace;
Truth from earth is springing sweet,
Justice looks from her high place.
10 Nor will God his goodness stay,
Nor our land her bounteous store:
Marking out her Maker's way,
Righteousness shall go before.
1 ¬∂ 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 ¬∂ 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.