Psalm 92

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    To render thanks unto the Lord
       it is a comely thing,
     And to thy name, O thou most High,
       due praise aloud to sing.
2    Thy loving-kindness to shew forth
       when shines the morning light;
     And to declare thy faithfulness
       with pleasure ev'ry night.

3    On a ten-stringed instrument,
       upon the psaltery,
     And on the harp with solemn sound,
       and grave sweet melody.
4    For thou, Lord, by thy mighty works
       hast made my heart right glad;
     And I will triumph in the works
       which by thine hands were made.

5    How great, Lord, are thy works! each thought
       of thine a deep it is:
6    A brutish man it knoweth not;
       fools understand not this.
7    When those that lewd and wicked are
       spring quickly up like grass,
     And workers of iniquity
       do flourish all apace;

     It is that they for ever may
       destroyed be and slain;
8    But thou, O Lord, art the most High,
       for ever to remain.
9    For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord,
       thine en'mies perish shall;
     The workers of iniquity
       shall be dispersed all.

10   But thou shalt, like unto the horn
       of th' unicorn, exalt
     My horn on high: thou with fresh oil
       anoint me also shalt.
11   Mine eyes shall also my desire
       see on mine enemies;
     Mine ears shall of the wicked hear
       that do against me rise.

12   But like the palm-tree flourishing
       shall be the righteous one;
     He shall like to the cedar grow
       that is in Lebanon.
13   Those that within the house of God
       are planted by his grace,
     They shall grow up, and flourish all
       in our God's holy place.

14   And in old age, when others fade,
       they fruit still forth shall bring;
     They shall be fat, and full of sap,
       and aye be flourishing;
15   To shew that upright is the Lord:
       he is a rock to me;
     And he from all unrighteousness
       is altogether free.

Recordings of Psalm 92

PsalmTuneRatingSinging TypePublisher 
Psalm 92 v12-15
Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650
Orlington4/5
(66 votes)
choir
(tutored)
Highland Harmony Singers
Dornoch Festival of Psalms 2002
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