Psalm 129

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    Oft did they vex me from my youth,
       may Isr'el now declare;
2    Oft did they vex me from my youth,
       yet not victorious were.
3    The plowers plow'd upon my back;
       they long their furrows drew.
4    The righteous Lord did cut the cords
       of the ungodly crew.

5    Let Sion's haters all be turn'd
       back with confusion.
6    As grass on houses' tops be they,
       which fades ere it be grown:
7    Whereof enough to fill his hand
       the mower cannot find;
     Nor can the man his bosom fill,
       whose work is sheaves to bind.

8    Neither say they who do go by,
       God's blessing on you rest:
     We in the name of God the Lord
       do wish you to be blest.

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