Psalm 60

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    O Lord, thou hast rejected us,
       and scatter'd us abroad;
     Thou justly hast displeased been;
       return to us, O God.
2    The earth to tremble thou hast made;
       therein didst breaches make:
     Do thou thereof the breaches heal,
       because the land doth shake.

3    Unto thy people thou hard things
       hast shew'd, and on them sent;
     And thou hast caused us to drink
       wine of astonishment.
4    And yet a banner thou hast giv'n
       to them who thee do fear;
     That it by them, because of truth,
       displayed may appear.

5    That thy beloved people may
       deliver'd be from thrall,
     Save with the pow'r of thy right hand,
       and hear me when I call.
6    God in his holiness hath spoke;
       herein I will take pleasure:
     Shechem I will divide, and forth
       will Succoth's valley measure.

7    Gilead I claim as mine by right;
       Manasseh mine shall be;
     Ephraim is of mine head the strength;
       Judah gives laws for me;
8    Moab's my washing-pot; my shoe
       I'll over Edom throw;
     And over Palestina's land
       I will in triumph go.

9    O who is he will bring me to
       the city fortify'd?
     O who is he that to the land
       of Edom will me guide?
10   O God, which hadest us cast off,
       this thing wilt thou not do?
     Ev'n thou, O God, which didest not
       forth with our armies go?

11   Help us from trouble; for the help
       is vain which man supplies.
12   Through God we'll do great acts; he shall
       tread down our enemies.

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