EDINBURGH | Bible Passage
Henry Smart, 1813-1879
1 JEHOVAH, in thy strength the king
Shall very joyful be:
And in thy saving help rejoice
How fervently shall he!
2 Thou hast bestowed upon him
All that his heart would have;
And thou from him didst not withhold
Whate'er his lips did crave.
3 For thou with blessings dost him meet
Of goodness manifold;
And thou hast set upon his head
A crown of purest gold.
4 When he desired life of thee,
Thou life to him didst give;
Even such a length of days, that he
For evermore should live.
5 In that salvation wrought by thee
His glory is made great;
Honour and comely majesty
Thou hast upon him set.
6 Because that thou for evermore
Most blessed hast him made;
And thou hast with thy countenance
Made him exceeding glad.
7 Because the king upon the Lord
His confidence doth lay;
And through the grace of the Most High
Shall not be moved away.
8 Thine hand shall all those men find out
That enemies are to thee;
Even thy right hand shall find out those
Of thee that haters be.
9 Like fiery oven thou shalt them make,
When kindled is thine ire;
The Lord in wrath shall swallow them,
Devour them shall the fire.
10 Their fruit from earth thou shalt destroy,
Their seed men from among:
11 For they beyond their might 'gainst thee
Did mischief plot and wrong.
12 Thou therefore shalt make them turn back,
When thou thy shafts shalt place
Upon thy strings, made ready all
To fly against their face.
13 In thy almighty strength, O Lord,
Do thou exalted be:
So shall we sing with joyful hearts,
Thy power praise shall we.
1 ¬∂ The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
3 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.
5 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
6 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
7 ¬∂ For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
8 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
11 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.