Psalm 65

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    Praise waits for thee in Sion, Lord:
       to thee vows paid shall be.
2    O thou that hearer art of pray'r,
       all flesh shall come to thee.
3    Iniquities, I must confess,
       prevail against me do:
     But as for our transgressions,
       them purge away shalt thou.

4    Bless'd is the man whom thou dost chuse,
       and mak'st approach to thee,
     That he within thy courts, O Lord,
       may still a dweller be:
     We surely shall be satisfy'd
       with thy abundant grace,
     And with the goodness of thy house,
       ev'n of thy holy place.

5    O God of our salvation,
       thou, in thy righteousness,
     By fearful works unto our pray'rs
       thine answer dost express:
     Therefore the ends of all the earth,
       and those afar that be
     Upon the sea, their confidence,
       O Lord, will place in thee.

6    Who, being girt with pow'r, sets fast
       by his great strength the hills.
7    Who noise of seas, noise of their waves,
       and people's tumult, stills.
8    Those in the utmost parts that dwell
       are at thy signs afraid:
     Th' outgoings of the morn and ev'n
       by thee are joyful made.

9    The earth thou visit'st, wat'ring it;
       thou mak'st it rich to grow
     With God's full flood; thou corn prepar'st,
       when thou provid'st it so.
10   Her rigs thou wat'rest plenteously,
       her furrows settelest:
     With show'rs thou dost her mollify,
       her spring by thee is blest.

11   So thou the year most lib'rally
       dost with thy goodness crown;
     And all thy paths abundantly
       on us drop fatness down.
12   They drop upon the pastures wide,
       that do in deserts lie;
     The little hills on ev'ry side
       rejoice right pleasantly.

13   With flocks the pastures clothed be,
       the vales with corn are clad;
     And now they shout and sing to thee,
       for thou hast made them glad.

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