Psalm 63
Psalm 63
JACKSON  |  Same-Tune Hymns  |  Bible Passage
Author: Scottish Psalter
Musician: George Jackson

1   LORD, thee my God, I'll early seek:
          My soul doth thirst for thee;
     My flesh longs in a dry parched land,
          Wherein no waters be:
2   That I thy power may behold,
          And brightness of thy face,
     As I have seen thee heretofore
          Within thy holy place.

3   Since better is thy love than life,
          My lips thee praise shall give.
4   I in thy name will lift my hands,
          And bless thee while I live.
5   Even as with marrow and with fat
          My soul shall filled be;
     Then shall my mouth with joyful lips
          Sing praises unto thee.

6   When I do thee upon my bed
          Remember with delight,
     I meditate on thee throughout
          The watches of the night.
7   In shadow of thy wings I'll joy;
          For thou my help hast been.
8   My soul thee follows hard; and me
          Thy right hand doth sustain.

9   To lowest depths of earth shall go
          Those who my soul would slay; 
10 They by the sword shall perish all,
          Of foxes be the prey.

11 Yet shall the king in God rejoice,
          And each one glory shall
     That swears by him; but stopped shall be
          The mouth of liars all.


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1 ¶ O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
3 ¶ Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
7 ¶ Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.