Psalm 119 - 11 (Caph)
CHESHIRE | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody from Este's Psalter, 1592 (rhythm slightly altered)
81 My soul for thy salvation faints;
Yet I thy word believe.
82 Mine eyes fail for thy word: I say,
When wilt thou comfort give?
83 For like a bottle I'm become,
That in the smoke is set:
But still thy righteous statutes, Lord,
I never do forget.
84 How many are thy servant's days?
When wilt thou execute
Just judgment on these wicked men
That do me persecute?
85 The proud have digged pits for me,
Which is against thy laws.
86 Thy words all faithful are: help me,
Pursued without a cause.
87 They so consumed me, that on earth
My life they scarce did leave:
Thy precepts yet forsook I not,
But close to them did cleave.
88 After thy loving-kindness, Lord,
Me quicken and preserve:
The testimony of thy mouth
So shall I still observe.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 13 - 1st Version · HOW long wilt thou Forget me, Lord?
81 ¬∂ CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
83 ¬∂ For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
84 ¬∂ How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85 ¬∂ The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
86 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
88 ¬∂ Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.