Psalm 33

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
       it comely is and right,
     That upright men, with thankful voice,
       should praise the Lord of might.
2    Praise God with harp, and unto him
       sing with the psaltery;
     Upon a ten-string'd instrument
       make ye sweet melody.

3    A new song to him sing, and play
       with loud noise skilfully;
4    For right is God's word, all his works
       are done in verity.
5    To judgment and to righteousness
       a love he beareth still;
     The loving-kindness of the Lord
       the earth throughout doth fill.

6    The heavens by the word of God
       did their beginning take;
     And by the breathing of his mouth
       he all their hosts did make.
7    The waters of the seas he brings
       together as an heap;
     And in storehouses, as it were,
       he layeth up the deep.

8    Let earth, and all that live therein,
       with rev'rence fear the Lord;
     Let all the world's inhabitants
       dread him with one accord.
9    For he did speak the word, and done
       it was without delay;
     Established it firmly stood,
       whatever he did say.

10   God doth the counsel bring to nought
       which heathen folk do take;
     And what the people do devise
       of none effect doth make.
11   O but the counsel of the Lord
       doth stand for ever sure;
     And of his heart the purposes
       from age to age endure.

12   That nation blessed is, whose God
       Jehovah is, and those
     A blessed people are, whom for
       his heritage he chose.
13   The Lord from heav'n sees and beholds
       all sons of men full well:
14   He views all from his dwelling-place
       that in the earth do dwell.

15   He forms their hearts alike, and all
       their doings he observes.
16   Great hosts save not a king, much strength
       no mighty man preserves.
17   An horse for preservation
       is a deceitful thing;
     And by the greatness of his strength
       can no deliv'rance bring.

18   Behold on those that do him fear
       the Lord doth set his eye;
     Ev'n those who on his mercy do
       with confidence rely.
19   From death to free their soul, in dearth
       life unto them to yield.
20   Our soul doth wait upon the Lord;
       he is our help and shield.

21   Sith in his holy name we trust,
       our heart shall joyful be.
22   Lord, let thy mercy be on us,
       as we do hope in thee.

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