Psalm 86

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    O Lord, do thou bow down thine ear,
       and hear me graciously;
     Because I sore afflicted am,
       and am in poverty.
2    Because I'm holy, let my soul
       by thee preserved be:
     O thou my God, thy servant save,
       that puts his trust in thee.

3    Sith unto thee I daily cry,
       be merciful to me.
4    Rejoice thy servant's soul; for, Lord,
       I lift my soul to thee.
5    For thou art gracious, O Lord,
       and ready to forgive;
     And rich in mercy, all that call
       upon thee to relieve.

6    Hear, Lord, my pray'r; unto the voice
       of my request attend:
7    In troublous times I'll call on thee;
       for thou wilt answer send.
8    Lord, there is none among the gods
       that may with thee compare;
     And like the works which thou hast done,
       not any work is there.

9    All nations whom thou mad'st shall come
       and worship rev'rently
     Before thy face; and they, O Lord,
       thy name shall glorify.
10   Because thou art exceeding great,
       and works by thee are done
     Which are to be admir'd; and thou
       art God thyself alone.

11   Teach me thy way, and in thy truth,
       O Lord, then walk will I;
     Unite my heart, that I thy name
       may fear continually.
12   O Lord my God, with all my heart
       to thee I will give praise;
     And I the glory will ascribe
       unto thy name always:

13   Because thy mercy toward me
       in greatness doth excel;
     And thou deliver'd hast my soul
       out from the lowest hell.
14   O God, the proud against me rise,
       and vi'lent men have met,
     That for my soul have sought; and thee
       before them have not set.

15   But thou art full of pity, Lord,
       a God most gracious,
     Long-suffering, and in thy truth
       and mercy plenteous.
16   O turn to me thy countenance,
       and mercy on me have;
     Thy servant strengthen, and the son
       of thine own handmaid save.

17   Shew me a sign for good, that they
       which do me hate may see,
     And be asham'd; because thou, Lord,
       didst help and comfort me.

Recordings of Psalm 86

PsalmTuneRatingSinging TypePublisher 
Psalm 86 v8-13
Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650
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