PXXI. To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David

1 Jehovah in thy strength
The king shall joyful be:
And joy in thy salvation,
How veh'mently shall he?
2 Thou granted hast to him,
That which his heart desir'd,
and thou hast not with-holden back
That which his lips requir'd. Selah.

3 For with blessing of good
Thou hast prevented him;
Thou on his head of finest gold
Hast set and diadem.
4 Of thee he asked life,
Thou didst it freely give,
Ev'n length of days to him, that he
For evermore should live.

5 In thy salvation
His glory hath been great:
Thou honour hast and majesty
Likewise upon him set.
6 For thou for evermore
Hast him for blessings made:
Thou mak'st him with thy countenance
To be exceeding glad.

7 Because that in the Lord
The king doth trust, and he
Through mercy of the highest one
Shall not removed be.
8 Thine hand shall find out all
That en'mies are to thee;
And thy right hand shall find out them
Of thee that haters be.

9 Thou sit'st as fiery ov'n
Them in times of thine ire:
The Lord will swallow them in's wrath
And them consume with fire.
10 Thou wilt destroy the fruit
That doth of them proceed,
From off the earth, and from amongst
The sons of men their seed.

11 Because against thee they
And evil did intend:
A wicked plot they have devis'd,
But cannot work their end.
12 For thou shalt turn their back,
Whenever thou shalt place
Thine arrows ready on thy strings,
Full right against their face.

13 Jehovah is thy strength
On high extolled be:
And we will sing: yea praise with psalms
Thy mighty pow'r will we.

Text Information
First Line: Jehovah in thy strength
Title: To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David
Language: English
Publication Date: 1742
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