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PXXXII. A Psalm of David, Maschil

1 Oh blessed is the man to whom
Trespass is pardoned,
And to whom transgression
Is wholly covered.
2 O blessed is the man to whom
The Lord imputes not sin;
And he who such a spirit hath
That guile is not therein.

3 My bones whilst I did silence keep,
With age did wear away,
By reason of my roaring cry,
Continuing all the day.
4 For heavily thy hand did lie
Upon me day and night;
That into summers scorching drought
My moisture turned quite. Selah.

5 My sinful trespass unto thee
I have acknowledge,
And my perverse iniquity
I have not covered.
Against my self my sins said I,
I'll to the Lord confess;
and then of mine iniquity
Thou didst the sin release. Selah.

6 For this each godly one to thee
In finding time shall pray;
Surely in floods of waters great,
Come nigh him shall not they.
7 Thou art my hiding place, thou shalt
From trouble set me free;
Thou with songs of deliverance
Shall round encompass me. Selah.

8 To thee I will instruction give,
Teach thee likewise will I
the way wherein thou shouldest go,
I'll guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not like the horse and mule
Which do not understand,
Whose mouths with bridle-bit we rule,
To bring them to command.

10 To every one that wicked is
Their sorrows do abound:
But him that on the Lord relies,
Shall mercy compass round.
11 Be joyful in Jehovah ye,
Ye righteous ones rejoice:
And all in heart that upright be,
Shout forth with chearful voice.

Text Information
First Line: O blessed is the man to whom
Title: A Psalm of David, Maschil
Language: English
Publication Date: 1742
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