BRISTOL | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody from Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621, (rhythm altered)
1 THE wicked man's transgression speaks
Within my heart and says,
Undoubtedly the fear of God
Is not before his eyes.
2 Because himself he flattereth
In his own blinded eyes
The hatefulness shall not be found
Of his iniquities.
3 Words from his mouth proceeding are,
Fraud and iniquity:
He to be wise, and to do good,
Hath left off utterly.
4 He mischief, lying on his bed,
Most cunningly doth plot:
He sets himself in ways not good,
Ill he abhorreth not.
5 Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens;
Thy truth doth reach the clouds;
6 Thy justice is like mountains great;
Thy judgments deep as floods:
Lord, thou preservest man and beast.
7 How precious is thy grace!
Therefore in shadow of thy wings
Men's sons their trust shall place.
8 They with the fatness of thy house
Shall be well satisfied;
From rivers of thy pleasures thou
Wilt drink to them provide.
9 Because of life the fountain pure
Remains alone with thee;
And in that purest light of thine
We clearly light shall see.
10 Thy loving-kindness unto them
Continue that thee know;
And still on men upright in heart
Thy righteousness bestow.
11 And suffer not the foot of pride
To trample upon me;
And by the hand of wicked men
Thrust forth let me not be.
12 There fallen to the earth are they
That work iniquities:
Cast down they are, and never shall
Be able to arise.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 119 - 18 (Tsaddi) · 7 O Lord, thou ever righteous art;
1 ¬∂ The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
5 ¬∂ Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.