1 O blessed ever be the Lord,
who is my strength and might,
Who doth instruct my hands to war,
my fingers teach to fight.
2 My goodness, fortress, my high tow’r,
deliverer, and shield,
In whom I trust: who under me
my people makes to yield.
3 Lord, what is man, that thou of him
dost so much knowledge take?
Or son of man, that thou of him
so great account dost make?
4 Man is like vanity; his days,
as shadows, pass away.
5 Lord, bow thy heav’ns, come down,
touch thou the hills, and smoke shall they.
6 Cast forth thy lightning, scatter them;
thine arrows shoot, them rout.
7 Thine hand send from above, me save;
from great depths draw me out;
And from the hand of children strange,
8 Whose mouth speaks vanity;
And their right hand is a right hand
that works deceitfully.
9 A new song I to thee will sing,
Lord, on a psaltery;
I on a ten-string’d instrument
will praises sing to thee.
10 Ev’n he it is that unto kings
salvation doth send;
Who his own servant David doth
from hurtful sword defend.
11 O free me from strange children’s hand,
whose mouth speaks vanity;
And their right hand a right hand is
that works deceitfully.
12 That, as the plants, our sons may be
in youth grown up that are;
Our daughters like to corner-stones,
carv’d like a palace fair.
13 That to afford all kind of store
our garners may be fill’d;
That our sheep thousands, in our streets
ten thousands they may yield.
14 That strong our oxen be for work,
that no in-breaking be,
Nor going out; and that our streets
may from complaints be free.
15 Those people blessed are who be
in such a case as this;
Yea, blessed all those people are,
whose God Jehovah is.
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Bible Songs: a collection of psalms set to music for use in church and evangelistic services, prayer meetings, Sabbath schools, young people's societies, and family worship (Rev. and enl.ed) #309||The blessed condition of God's people||O, blessed ever be the Lord||[O, blessed ever be the Lord]||Psalm 144||1901||Blessedness | Of Those Who Trust Christ; Children | A blessing; Christ | Providences of; Christians | Happiness of; Families | ; God | Refuge; God | Source of All Good; Life | Short; Man | Mortal and Frail; Parents and Children | ; Prayer | For Deliverance from Enemies; The Righteous | Blessed; Strength in God | ; Vanity | Of Men and Riches; Vanity | Of Sinners|
|Bible Songs: consisting of selections from the Psalms set to music suitable for Sabbath Schools, prayer meetings, etc. #214||O, blessed ever be the Lord||O, blessed ever be the Lord||1891|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P176||Psalm 144: O blessed ever be the Lord||O blessed ever be the Lord||8,6,8,6||Psalm 144||1800|
|The Psalms of David, in Metre: allowed by the Authority of the Kirk of Scotland and Used in Several Branches of the Presbyterian Church #d81||O, blessed ever be the Lord||O, blessed ever be the Lord||1849|
|The Psalms of David, with a selection of standard music appropriately arranged according to sentiment of each Psalm or portion of Psalm (8th ed.) #143a||O blessed ever be the Lord||O blessed ever be the Lord||1865|
|The Psalter: the Scottish Version of the Psalms Revised, and New Versions Adopted by the United Presbyterian Church #d147||O, blessed ever be the Lord||O, blessed ever be the Lord||1872|