PCXLIV. A Psalm of David

1 O let Jehovah blessed be,
Who is my rock of might;
Who doth instruct my hands to war,
My fingers teach to fight.
2 My goodness, fortress, my high tow'r
And who doth set me free:
My shield, my trust: who doth subdue
My people under me.

3 Lord what is earthly man that thou
Dost knowledge of him take;
Or son of wretched man that thou
Account of him dost make.
4 Man's like to vanity: his days
Pass like a made away.
5 Lord bow the heav'ns, come down and touch
The mounts, and smoke shall they.

6 Cast lightning forth and scatter them;
Thy shafts moot, them distress.
7 Thine hand O send thou from above,
And work for me release:
From waters great, and from the hand
Of strangers sons me free.
8 Whose mouth speaks lies, their right hand is
Right hand of falsity.


9 O God new songs I'll sing to thee
Upon the psaltery,
And on ten stringed instrument
To thee sing praise will I.
10 It's he alone who unto kings
Salvation will afford:
Who doth his servant David keep
Free from the hurtful sword

11 Rid and free me from strange sons hand
Whose mouth speaks vanity:
And their right hand a right hand is
Of lying falsity,
12 That like as plants which are grown up
In youth may be our sons;
Our daughters polished may be
Like palace corner stones.

13 Our garners full affording store
Of ey'ry fort of meats:
Our cattle bringing thousands forth,
Ten thousands in our streets.
14 Our oxen let be strong to work,
That breaking in none be;
Nor going out; that so our streets
May from complaints be free.

15 O blessed shall the People be
Whose state is such as this:
O blessed shall the people be
Whose God Jehovah is.

Text Information
First Line: O let Jehovah blessed be
Title: A Psalm of David
Language: English
Publication Date: 1742
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