PLXXII. A Psalm for Solomon

1 O God thy judgments give the king;
Thy justice likewise to his son.
2 Just judgment he thy folk shall bring,
And to thy poor see judgment done.
3 The mountains shall abundantly
Unto the people bring forth peace;
The little hills acordingly
By executing righteousness.

4 Poor of the people judge he shall,
And children of the needy save;
He shall to pieces break ev'n all,
Them that with fraud oppressed have.
5 They shall thee fear while sun and moon
Endure, through generations all.
6 Like rain on mown grass he shall come,
As show'rs on earth distilling fall.

7 The just shall flourish in his days,
And store of peace till no moon be.
8 And from the seas unto the seas,
From flood to land-end reign shall be.
9 They that dwell in the wilderness
Themselves before him bow they must;
And they who are his enemies
They verily shall lick the dust.

10 Upon him presents shall bestow
Of Tarshish and the isles the kings;
Sheba's, and Seba's kings also
Shall unto him give offerings.
11 Yea unto him all kings shall fall,
And serve him ev'ry nation.
12 For needy crying save he shall,
The poor an helper that hath none.

13 The poor and needy spare shall he,
The souls shall of the needy save.
14 Their souls from fraud and wrong set free
By him shall they redemption have;
Their blood shall be in his eyes dear.
15 And he shall live, and Sheba's gold
They shall him give; still by him pray'r
Shall be, and daily be extoll'd.

16 Of corn an handful shall be there
I'th' land the mountains tops upon;
Whose fruit in shaking shall appear
Like as the trees of Lebanon:
And who are of the city they
Like grass on earth shall flourish all.
17 His name it shall endure for aye
As long as sun continue shall.

Ev'n so his name continue shall:
And men in him themselves shall bless:
And of the world the nations all
Shall him the blessed one profess.
18 O let Jehovah blessed be.
The God, the God of Israel,
For by himself alone doth he
Work things that wond'rous are to tell.

19 And blessed be his glorious name
For ever, let the earth fill'd be
Full with the glory of the same,
Amen, also Amen say we.

For Common Tunes:

And aye be blest his glorious name
Let all the earth fill'd be
Likewise with glory of the same.
Amen, Amen say we.

Text Information
First Line: O God, thy judgments give the King
Title: A Psalm for Solomon
Publication Date: 1742
Scripture: Psalm 72
Language: English
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