1 When in the night I meditate
on mercies multiplied,
my grateful heart inspires my tongue
to bless the Lord, my guide.
2 Forever in my thought, the Lord
before my face shall stand;
secure, unmoved I shall remain,
with God at my right hand.
3 My inmost being thrills with joy
and gladness fills my breast;
because on God my trust is stayed,
my flesh in hope shall rest.
4 I know that I shall not be left
forgotten in the grave,
and from corruption, you, O Lord,
your holy one will save.
5 The path of life you show to me;
of joy a boundless store
is ever found at your right hand,
and pleasures evermore.
|First Line:||When in the night I meditate|
|Title:||When in the Night I Meditate (Psalm 16)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 16; Acts 2:25-28|
|Topic:||Evening; Hope; Living and Dying in Christ(2 more...)|
|Source:||The New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1909, alt.|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||Day's Psalter, 1562|
Corresponding to Psalm 16:7–11, these five stanzas celebrating God’s guidance and protection formed the second half of a paraphrase of the full psalm in their original publication. These words are set to a 16th century psalm tune that has been effective with many texts.
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|
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