Psalm 11

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    I in the Lord do put my trust:
       how is it then that ye
     Say to my soul, Flee, as a bird,
       unto your mountain high?
2    For, lo, the wicked bend their bow,
       their shafts on string they fit,
     That those who upright are in heart
       they privily may hit.

3    If the foundations be destroy'd,
       what hath the righteous done?
4    God in his holy temple is,
       in heaven is his throne:
     His eyes do see, his eye-lids try
5      men's sons. The just he proves:
     But his soul hates the wicked man,
       and him that vi'lence loves.

6    Snares, fire and brimstone, furious storms,
       on sinners he shall rain:
     This, as the portion of their cup,
       doth unto them pertain.
7    Because the Lord most righteous doth
       in righteousness delight;
     And with a pleasant countenance
       beholdeth the upright.

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