Psalm 11
Psalm 11
SALISBURY  |  Same-Tune Hymns  |  Bible Passage
Author: Scottish Psalter
Musician: Melody from Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621

1   I IN the Lord do put my trust;
          How is it then that ye
     Say to my soul, Even as a bird
          Unto your mountain flee?
2   For, lo, the wicked bend their bow,
          Their shafts on string they fit, 
     That those who upright are in heart
          They privily may hit.

3   If the foundations be destroyed,
          What hath the righteous done? 
4   God in his holy temple is,
          In heaven is his throne.
5   His eyes behold, his eyelids try
          Men's sons. The just he proves: 
     But his soul hates the wicked man,
          And him that violence loves.

6   Snares, fire and brimstone, furious storms,
          On sinners he shall rain:
     This, as the portion of their cup,
          Doth unto them pertain.
7   Because the Lord most righteous doth
          In righteousness delight;
     They shall his countenance behold
          Who are in heart upright.


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BIBLE PASSAGE:

1 ¶ In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
4 ¶ The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.