Common Meter: 8,6,8,6
To the chief Musician upon Muth-labben,
A Psalm of David.
1Lord, thee I'll praise with all my heart,
thy wonders all proclaim.
2In thee, most High, I'll greatly joy,
and sing unto thy name.
3When back my foes were turn'd, they fell,
and perish'd at thy sight:
4For thou maintain'dst my right and cause;
on throne sat'st judging right.
5The heathen thou rebuked hast,
the wicked overthrown;
Thou hast put out their names, that they
may never more be known.
6O en'my! now destructions have
an end perpetual:
Thou cities raz'd; perish'd with them
is their memorial.
7God shall endure for aye; he doth
for judgment set his throne;
8In righteousness to judge the world,
justice to give each one.
9God also will a refuge be
for those that are oppress'd;
A refuge will he be in times
of trouble to distress'd.
10And they that know thy name, in thee
their confidence will place:
For thou hast not forsaken them
that truly seek thy face.
11O sing ye praises to the Lord,
that dwells in Sion hill;
And all the nations among
his deeds record ye still.
12When he enquireth after blood,
he then rememb'reth them:
The humble folk he not forgets
that call upon his name.
13Lord, pity me; behold the grief
which I from foes sustain;
Ev'n thou, who from the gates of death
dost raise me up again;
14That I, in Sion's daughters' gates,
may all thy praise advance;
And that I may rejoice always
in thy deliverance.
15The heathen are sunk in the pit
which they themselves prepar'd;
And in the net which they have hid
their own feet fast are snar'd.
16The Lord is by the judgment known
which he himself hath wrought:
The sinners' hands do make the snares
wherewith themselves are caught.
17They who are wicked into hell
each one shall turned be;
And all the nations that forget
to seek the Lord most high.
18For they that needy are shall not
forgotten be alway;
The expectation of the poor
shall not be lost for aye.
19Arise, Lord, let not man prevail;
judge heathen in thy sight:
20That they may know themselves but men,
the nations, Lord, affright.