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In Domino confido

I trust in God, how dare ye then

Author: Thomas Sternhold
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In God the Lord I put my trust,
why say ye to my soul,
Unto the mountains swiftly fly
as doth the wing-ed fowl?

2 Behold, the wick-ed bend their bows,
their arrows they prepare,
To shoot in secret at those, who
sincere and upright are.

3 Of worldly hope all stays were shrunk,
and clearly brought to naught:
Alas! the just and upright man,
what evil hath he wrought?

4 But he that in his temple is
most holy and most high,
And in the highest heav'ns doth sit
in royal majesty,

5 The poor and simple man's estate
considers in his mind,
And searcheth out full narrowly
the manners of mankind;

6 And with a cheerful countenance
the righteous man will use,
But in his heart he doth abhor
all such as mischief muse;

7 And on the sinners casteth snares
as thick as hail or rain,
Brimstone and fire, and whirlwinds great,
appointed for their pain.

8 Ye see then how a righteous God
doth righteousness embrace,
And unto just and upright men
shows forth his pleasant face.

Source: The Whole Book of Psalms #XI

Author: Thomas Sternhold

Thomas Sternhold was Groom of the Robes to Henry VIII and Edward VI. With Hopkins, he produced the first English version of the Psalms before alluded to. He completed fifty-one; Hopkins and others composed the remainder. He died in 1549. Thirty-seven of his psalms were edited and published after his death, by his friend Hopkins. The work is entitled "All such Psalms of David as Thomas Sternhold, late Groome of the King's Majestye's Robes, did in his Lyfetime drawe into Englyshe Metre." Of the version annexed to the Prayer Book, Montgomery says: "The merit of faithful adherence to the original has been claimed for this version, and need not to be denied, but it is the resemblance which the dead bear to the living." Wood, in his "Athe… Go to person page >

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First Line: I trust in God, how dare ye then
Title: In Domino confido
Author: Thomas Sternhold
Language: English



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The Whole Book of Psalms #XI

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The Whole Booke of Psalmes #5a

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