Remember David Lord, And all's affliction

Remember David Lord, And all's affliction

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1 Remember David Lord,
And all's affliction:
2 How to the Lord he swore,and vow'd
To Jacob's might one.
3 I surely will not go
My houses tent into;
Now will up to my couch ascend,
I thither will not go.

4 I will not verily
Give sleep unto mine eyes;
Nor slumber to my eye-lids give
Will I in any wise.
5 Until that for the Lord,
I do find out a seat:
A fixed habitation
For Jacob's God so great.

6 Behold at Ephrata,
There did we of it hear:
But in the fields of th' wood with joy
We fount it to be there.
7 We'll go into his tents,
And at his footstool bow.
8 Into thy rest arise, Lord thou
Th' ark of thy strength also.

9 Oh let with right'ousness,
Thy priests themselves array,
And grant unto thy holy ones,
That shout for joy they may.
10 Let not for David's sake,
Who servant is to thee,
The face of thine anointed one,
Away quite turned be.

11 The Lord to David sware
In truth: nor turn from it
Will he: thy body fruit I'll make
Upon thy throne to sit:
12 My covenant and law,
Which I shall teach thy sons,
If they will keep, then they shall sit
Forever on thy throne.

13 Because Jehovah hath
Made choice of Sion hill:
He hath desired it to be
The place where he will dwell.
14 This is my resting place
To perpetuity:
Here will I dwell and that because
Desired it have I.

15 Bless her provision
Abundantly I will:
The poor that be in her with bread
By me shall have their fill.
16 The priests with saving health
Them also cloath will I:
Her holy ones likewise they shall
shout forth most joyfully.

17 The horn of David I
Will make to bud forth there,
A candle I prepared have
For mine anointed dear.
18 His enemies will I
With flame apparel them:
But flourishing upon himself
Shall be his diadem.

Source: The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament: faithfully translated into English metre: for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints...especially in New-England (25th ed) #PCXXXII

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