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THE

PSALMS OF DAVID

IN METRE.

1 Bedford; Tallis ; Old 1st. * 1 That man hath perfect blessedness

who walketh not astray In counsel of ungodly men,

nor stands in sinners' way,

Nor sitteth in the scorner's chair: maj 2 But placeth his delight

Upon God's law, and meditates

on his law day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree that grows

near planted by a river,
Which in his season yields his fruit,

and his leaf fadeth never:

And all he doth shall prosper well. mp 4 The wicked are not so;

But like they are unto the chaff,

which wind drives to and fro.

m 5 In judgment therefore shall not stand

such as ungodly are;
Nor in th' assembly of the just

shall wicked men appear.
mf 6 For why? the way of godly men

unto the Lord is known: Whereas the way of wicked men

shall quite be overthrown. 2

Chant 249. York; Westminster. m 1 Why rage the heathen? and vain things

why do the people mind ?
2 Kings of the earth do set themselves,

and princes are combin'd,
To plot against the Lord, and his

Anointed, saying thus,
mf 3 Let us asunder break their bands,

and cast their cords from us.

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m 4 He that in heaven sits shall laugh ;

the Lord shall scorn them all.
5 Then shall he speak to them in wrath,

in rage he vex them shall.
6 Yet, notwithstanding, I have him

to be my King appointed ;
And over Sion, my holy hill,

I have him King anointed.
7 The sure decree I will declare;

the Lord hath said to me,
mf Thou art mine only Son; this day

I have begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and for heritage

the heathen I'll make thine;
And, for possession, I to thee

will give earth's utmost line.
s 9 Thou shalt, as with a weighty rod

of iron, break them all ;
And, as a potter's sherd, thou shalt

them dash in pieces small. m 10 Now therefore, kings, be wise; be taught,

ye judges of the earth :
11 Serve God in fear, and see that ye

join trembling with your mirth.
12 Kiss ye the Son, lest in his ire

ye perish from the way,
If once his wrath begin to burn;
bless'd all that on him stay.

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St. Ann. Chant 923. m 1 O LORD, how are my foes increas'd?

against me many rise. 2 Many say of my soul, mp For him mp

in God no succour lies,
mf 3 Yet thou my shield and glory art,

th' uplifter of mine head.
4 I cry’d, and, from his holy hill,

the Lord me answer made.
5 I laid me down and slept, I wak'd ;

for God sustained me. § 6 I will not fear though thousands ten

set round against me be. m 7 Arise, O Lord ; save me, my God;

for thou my foes hast stroke All on the cheek-bone, and the teeth

of wicked men hast broke, f 8 Salvation doth appertain

unto the Lord alone:
Thy blessing, Lord, for evermore

thy people is upon.

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ap 2 Oye the sons of men ! how long

will ye love vanities?
How long my glory turn to shame,

and will ye follow lies?
mf 3 But know, that for himself the Lord

the godly man doth choose : The Lord, when I on him do call,

to hear will not refuse. mp 4 Fear, and sin not; talk with your heart

on bed, and silent be.
m 5 Off'rings present of righteousness,

and in the Lord trust ye.
6 O who will show us any good ?

is that which many say:
s But of thy countenance the light,

Lord, lift on us alway.
7 Upon my heart, bestow'd by thee,

more gladness I have found
Than they, ev'n then, when corn and

did most with them abound. (wine THE 8 I will both lay me down in peace,

and quiet sleep will take; j Because thou only me to dwell

in safety, Lord, dost make. 5 St. Matthias ; Spohr. m 1 Give ear unto my words, O Lord,

my meditation weigh,

2 Hear my loud cry, my King, my God;

for I to thee will pray. 3 Lord, thou shalt early hear my voice :

I early will direct
My pray'r to thee; and, looking up,

an answer will expect.
4 For thou art not a God that doth

in wickedness delight;
Neither shall evil dwell with thee,
5 Nor fools stand in thy sight.

All that ill-doers are thou hat'st;
6 Cutt'st off that liars be:
The bloody and deceitful man

abhorred is by thee. m 7 But I into thy house will come

in thine abundant grace ;
And I will worship in thy fear

toward thy holy place.
8 Because of those mine enemies,

Lord, in thy righteousness
Do thou me lead; do thou thy way

make straight before my face.
9 For in their mouth there is no truth,

their inward part is ill ;
Their throat's an open sepulchre,

their tongue doth flatter still.
10 O God, destroy them ; let them be
by their own counsel quell'd :

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Them for their many sins cast out,

for they 'gainst thee rebell’d. F11 But let all joy that trust in thee,

and still make shouting noise ; For them thou sav'st: let all that love

thy name in thee rejoice. 12 For, Lord, unto the righteous man

thou wilt thy blessing yield : With favour thou wilt compass him

about, as with a shield.

7 Mineeye,consum'd with grief,growsold,

Because of all mine enemies. m 8 Hence from me, wicked workers all ;

For God hath heard my weeping cries. mf 9 God hath my supplication heard,

My pray'r received graciously. 10 Sham'd and sore vex'd be all my foes,

Sham'd and back turned suddenly.

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old Sacony. p 1 LORD, in thy wrath rebuke me not;

Nor in thy hot rage chasten me. 2 Lord, pity me, for I am weak:

Heal me, for my bones vexed be. 3 My soul is also vexed sore;

But, Lord, how long stay wilt thou make? c 4 Return, O Lord, my soul set free;

O save me, for thy mercies' sake.
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5 Because those that deceased are

Of thee shall no remembrance have;
And who is he that will to thee

Give praises lying in the grave? mp 6 I with my groaning weary am,

I also all the night my bed
Have caused for to swim ; and I
With tears my couch have watered.

Walsal. Chant 260. p 1 In thy great indignation,

O Lord, rebuke me not;
Nor on me lay thy chast'ning hand,

in thy displeasure hot.
2 Lord, I am weak, therefore on me

have mercy, and me spare :
Heal me, O Lord, because thou know'st

my bones much vexed are.
3 My soul is vexed sore: but, Lord,

how long stay wilt thou make ? m 4 Return, Lord, free my soul ; and save

me, for thy mercies' sake.
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5 Because of thee in death there shall

no more remembrance be:
Of those that in the grave do lie,

who shall give thanks to thee?

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mp 6 I with my groaning weary am,

and all the night my bed
I caused for to swim ; with tears

my couch I watered.
7 By reason of my vexing grief

mine eye consumed is ;
It waxeth old, because of all

that be mine enemies.
m 8 But now, depart from me all ye

that work iniquity : af For why? the Lord hath heard my voice,

when I did mourn and cry. 9 Unto my supplication

the Lord did hearing give :
When I to him my prayer make,

the Lord will it receive.
10 Let all be sham'd and troubled sore

that en'mies are to me;
Let them turn back, and suddenly

ashamed let them be.

my foe was I did free ;)
mp 5 Then let the foe pursue and take

my soul, and my life thrust
Down to the earth, and let him lay

mine honour in the dust. mf 6 Rise in thy wrath, Lord, raise thyself,

for my foes raging be ;
And, to the judgment which thou hast

commanded, wake for me.
7 So shall th' assembly of thy folk

about encompass thee :
Thou, therefore, for their sakes, return

unto thy place on high. s 8 The Lord he shall the people judge ;

my judge, JEHOVAH, be, After my righteousness, and mine integrity in me.

Bangor; St. Nicholas Chant 261. ma 1 0 LORD my God, in thee do I

my confidence repose :
Save and deliver me from all

my persecuting foes ;
2 Lest that the enemy my soul

should, like a lion, tear,

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