A Psalm for Solomon

O God, Thy judgments give the King, Thy righteousness give to his Son

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1 O GOD, Thy judgments give the KING,
Thy righteousness give to his SON:
2 Then he'll thy people rightly judge
And to thy poor see justice done.
3 The mountains shall abundantly
To all the people bring forth peace;
The little hills abound
With joyful fruits of righteousness.

4 Poor of the people he will judge,
And children of the needy save:
He will to pieces break all those
Who with their fraud oppressed have.
5 They shall Thee fear while sun and moon
Endure, thro' generations all:
6 Like rain on mown grass he will come,
As show'rs on earth distilling fall.

7 The righteous shall lift up their heads,
Rejoice and flourish in his reign;
And till the moon to shine shall cease,
He will abundant peace maintain.
8 His great and bless'd dominion shall
Abroad from sea to sea extend;
And from the river it shall reach
Quite to the earth's remotest end.

9 They in the wilderness who dwell,
In homage bow before him must;
His foes shall, falling at his feet,
In low prostration lick the dust.

[2 Part]
10 The kings of Tarshish and the Isles,
To him shall costly presents bring;
Sheba's, and Seba's kings their gifts
To him as their superior King.
11 Yea all the kings throughout the earth,
To him shall bow, and homage pay;
And all the nations of the world
Shall Him as the supream obey.

12 Because he will the needy save,
When they to him for succour call,
Those who afflicted are, and those
Who have no human help at all.
13 The feeble and necessitous,
He will in tender pity spare;
He will preserve and save the souls
Of those who poor and needy are.

14 Their souls from fraud and violence
His pow'r and mercy will redeem;
And in his eyes their blood shall be
Of precious worth and high esteem.
15 Long shall he live; and they shall bring
To him of Sheba's finest gold:
Pray'rs shall be always made for him,
And daily he shall be extoll'd.

16 Of corn an handful in the earth
Tho' on the tops of mountains sown,
The fruit shall rise, increase and wave
Like the tall trees of Lebanon.
And they who in the city dwell
Shall greatly flourish and abound,
In numbers like the fertile grass,
Which grows upon the richest ground.

17 His name for ever shall endure,
And shall continue as the sun;
In him all nations shall be blest,
And him proclaim the BLESSED ONE.
18 O let JEHOVAH blessed be,
The GOD, the God of Israel:
For by Himself alone he works
Such things as wond'rous are to tell.

19 O let his glorious name be bless'd,
Eternal as his happy reign:
And let his glory fill the earth:
Repeat aloud, AMEN, AMEN.

[Common Metre]
18 O let the LORD GOD blessed be,
the GOD of Israel:
For by Himself alone he works,
things wonderful to tell.
19 O let his glorious Name be bless'd,
eternal as his reign;
And let his glory fill the earth:
repeat, AMEN, AMEN.

Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #PLXXII

Text Information

First Line: O God, Thy judgments give the King, Thy righteousness give to his Son
Title: A Psalm for Solomon
Language: English
Publication Date: 1758
Notes: As the Typical MESSIAH; but with a vastly higher View to the universal happy and eternal Reign of CHRIST the Real. *i.e. The great River Euphrates.
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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