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PLXVI. To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm

1 O all the earth unto the Lord
A noise triumphant raise.
2 Sing forth the honour of his name,
make glorious his praise.
3 How dreadful in thy works art thou?
Thus unto God say ye:
Through greatness of thy might, thy foes
Shall yield themselves to thee.

4 All they to thee shall bow themselves
That dwell upon the earth:
And sing unto thee, they shall sing
Unto thy name with mirth. Selah.
5 Come hither and the works of God
Which he hath wrought, O see;
In doing to the sons of men
How terrible is he?

6 He did the sea to dry land turn,
A way thereby they had
On foot to pass the river through,
There we in him were glad.
7 He ruleth by his pow'r for aye,
His eyes the nations spy:
Let not those that rebellious are
Lift up themselves on high. Selah.

8 Ye people bless our God, and make
His praises voice be heard.
9 Which holds our soul in life, and he
Lets not our feet be stirr'd.
10 For God thou hast us prov'd, thou hast
Us try'd, as silver's try'd.
11 Into the net brought us thou hast,
On our loins straitness ty'd.

12 Men o'er our heads thou mad'st to ride,
Through fire and water pass
Did we; but us thou brought'st into
A place that wealty was.
13 With off'ring I'll go to thy house,
My vows I'll pay to thee;
14 Which my lips utter'd, and mouth spake
When trouble was on me.

15 Burnt off'rings I will offer thee
That full of fatness are,
Of rams the incense, bullocks too
With goats I will prepare. Selah.
16 Come hither hearken unto me,
All ye that God do fear;
And that he hath done for my soul
To you I will declare.

17 With mouth I cry'd to him, and with
My tongue extoll'd was he.
18 If in my heart I sin regard,
The Lord will not hear me.
19 But now assuredly God hath
Vouchsafed me to hear:
He to my supplication's voice
Did give attentive ear.

20 O blessed be the mighty God,
Because my pray'r hath he
Not turn'd away; nor yet his own
Benignity from me.

Text Information
First Line: O all the earth unto the Lord
Title: To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm
Language: English
Publication Date: 1742
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