Psalm 85

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    O Lord, thou hast been favourable
       to thy beloved land:
     Jacob's captivity thou hast
       recall'd with mighty hand.
2    Thou pardoned thy people hast
       all their iniquities;
     Thou all their trespasses and sins
       hast cover'd from thine eyes.

3    Thou took'st off all thine ire, and turn'dst
       from thy wrath's furiousness.
4    Turn us, God of our health, and cause
       thy wrath `gainst us to cease.
5    Shall thy displeasure thus endure
       against us without end?
     Wilt thou to generations all
       thine anger forth extend?

6    That in thee may thy people joy,
       wilt thou not us revive?
7    Shew us thy mercy, Lord, to us
       do thy salvation give.
8    I'll hear what God the Lord will speak:
       to his folk he'll speak peace,
     And to his saints; but let them not
       return to foolishness.

9    To them that fear him surely near
       is his salvation;
     That glory in our land may have
       her habitation.
10   Truth met with mercy, righteousness
       and peace kiss'd mutually:
11   Truth springs from earth, and righteousness
       looks down from heaven high.

12   Yea, what is good the Lord shall give;
       our land shall yield increase:
13   Justice, to set us in his steps,
       shall go before his face.

Recordings of Psalm 85

PsalmTuneRatingSinging TypePublisher 
Psalm 85 v6-13
Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650
(62 votes)
Highland Harmony Singers
Dornoch Festival of Psalms 2002