Psalm 41
Psalm 41
JACKSON  |  Same-Tune Hymns  |  Bible Passage
Author: Scottish Psalter
Musician: George Jackson

1   BLESSED is he that carefully 
          Considereth the poor;
     The Lord in time of trouble him
          Deliverance will secure.
2   He will him keep, yea save alive;
          On earth he blessed shall live; 
     And to his enemies' desire
          Thou wilt him never give.

3   The Lord will strengthen when on bed
          Of weakness he doth mourn; 
     And in his sickness sore, O Lord,
          Thou all his bed wilt turn.
4   I said, O Lord, do thou extend
          Thy mercy unto me;
     O do thou heal my soul, because
          I have offended thee.

5   Those that to me are enemies
          Of me do evil say,
     When shall he die, that so his name
          May perish quite away?
6   To see me if he comes, he speaks
          Vain words: but then his heart 
     Doth gather mischief, which he tells,
          When forth he doth depart.

7   My haters jointly whispering
          Against me hurt devise;
8   Mischief, say they, cleaves fast to him,
          He lies and shall not rise.
9   Yea, even mine own familiar friend,
          On whom I did rely,
     Who ate my bread, even he his heel
          Against me lifted high.

10 But, Lord, be merciful to me,
          And up again me raise,
     That I may justly them requite
          According to their ways.
11 By this I know that certainly
          I favoured am by thee;
     Because my hateful enemy
          Doth not exult o'er me.

12 But as for me, thou me uphold'st
          In mine integrity;
     And me before thy countenance
          Thou sett'st continually.
13 The Lord, the God of Israel,
          Be blest for ever then,
     From age to age eternally.
          Amen, yea, and amen.


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1 ¶ Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
5 ¶ Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
10 But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
11 By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.