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ABBEY | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody from Scottish Psalter, 1615
1 GIVE ear unto me when I call,
God of my righteousness;
Have mercy, hear my prayer; thou hast
Enlarged me in distress.
2 O ye the sons of men! how long
Will ye love vanities?
How long my glory turn to shame,
And will ye follow lies?
3 But know, that for himself the Lord
The godly man doth choose:
The Lord, when I on him do call,
To hear will not refuse.
4 Fear, and sin not; talk with your heart
On bed, and silent be.
5 Offerings present of righteousness,
And in the Lord trust ye.
6 O who will show us any good?
Is that which many say:
But of thy countenance the light,
Lord, lift on us alway.
7 Upon my heart bestowed by thee,
More gladness I have found
Than they, even then, when corn and wine
Did most with them abound.
8 I will both lay me down in peace,
And quiet sleep will take;
Because thou only me to dwell
In safety, Lord, dost make.
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1 ¬∂ Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.
3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
6 ¬∂ There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.