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Confitebimus tibi

Unto thee (God) will we give thanks

Author: John Hopkins
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

1 To thee, O God, will we give thanks,
we will give thanks to thee,
Since thy Name is so near, declare
thy wondrous works will we.

2 I will uprightly judge, when get
convenient time I may:
The earth is weak, and all therein,
but I her pillars stay.

3 I did to the mad people say,
Deal not so furiously;
And unto the ungodly ones,
Lift not your horns on high:

4 I said unto them, Set not up
your rais-ed horns on high,
And see that with stiff neck ye do
not speak presumptuously:

5 For neither from the eastern parts,
nor from the west likewise,
Nor from forsaken wilderness,
promotion doth arise:

6 But God, who rules both heav'n and earth,
the righteous Judge alone,
'Tis he that puts down one, and sets
another on the throne.

7 For why? a cup of mighty wine
is in the hand of God,
And all the mixture of the same
himself will pour abroad:

8 As for the lees and filthy dregs
that do remain of it,
The wicked of the earth shall drink
and suck them ev'ry whit.

9 But I will talk of God alway,
and his great Name adore,
And will not cease to celebrate
his praise for evermore.

10 In sunder break the horns of all
ungodly men will I;
And then the horns of righteous men
shall be exalted high.

Source: The whole book of Psalms: collected into English metre #LXXV

Author: John Hopkins

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Text Information

First Line: Unto thee (God) will we give thanks
Title: Confitebimus tibi
Author: John Hopkins