Psalm 30

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    Lord, I will thee extol, for thou
       hast lifted me on high,
     And over me thou to rejoice
       mad'st not mine enemy.
2    O thou who art the Lord my God,
       I in distress to thee,
     With loud cries lifted up my voice,
       and thou hast healed me.

3    O Lord, my soul thou hast brought up,
       and rescu'd from the grave;
     That I to pit should not go down,
       alive thou didst me save.
4    O ye that are his holy ones,
       sing praise unto the Lord;
     And give unto him thanks, when ye
       his holiness record.

5    For but a moment lasts his wrath;
       life in his favour lies:
     Weeping may for a night endure,
       at morn doth joy arise.
6    In my prosperity I said,
       that nothing shall me move.
7    O Lord, thou hast my mountain made
       to stand strong by thy love:

     But when that thou, O gracious God,
       didst hide thy face from me,
     Then quickly was my prosp'rous state
       turn'd into misery.
8    Wherefore unto the Lord my cry
       I caused to ascend:
     My humble supplication
       I to the Lord did send.

9    What profit is there in my blood,
       when I go down to pit?
     Shall unto thee the dust give praise?
       thy truth declare shall it?
10   Hear, Lord, have mercy; help me, Lord:
11     Thou turned hast my sadness
     To dancing; yea, my sackcloth loos'd,
       and girded me with gladness;

12   That sing thy praise my glory may,
       and never silent be.
     O Lord my God, for evermore
       I will give thanks to thee.

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