Words from Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650.

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MP3 of Psalm 127 v1-5 sung to St. Andrew

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Length2:44 (minutes:seconds)
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Singing Typecongregation (untrained)

Psalm words

1    Except the Lord do build the house,
       the builders lose their pain:
     Except the Lord the city keep,
       the watchmen watch in vain.
2    'Tis vain for you to rise betimes,
       or late from rest to keep,
     To feed on sorrows' bread; so gives
       he his beloved sleep.

3    Lo, children are God's heritage,
       the womb's fruit his reward.
4    The sons of youth as arrows are,
       for strong men's hands prepar'd.
5    O happy is the man that hath
       his quiver fill'd with those;
     They unashamed in the gate
       shall speak unto their foes.