Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Psalm 65

The following is a beautiful rendition of Psalm 65 from the Scottish Psalter (Circa 1650).

Psalm 65

   To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David.


   ^1Praise waits for thee in Sion, Lord:

   to thee vows paid shall be.

   ^2O thou that hearer art of pray'r,

   all flesh shall come to thee.

   ^3Iniquities, I must confess,

   prevail against me do:

   But as for our transgressions,

   them purge away shalt thou.

   ^4Bless'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.

   ^5O 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.

   ^6Who, being girt with pow'r, sets fast

   by his great strength the hills.

   ^7Who noise of seas, noise of their waves,

   and people's tumult, stills.

   ^8Those in the utmost parts that dwell

   are at thy signs afraid:

   Th' outgoings of the morn and ev'n

   by thee are joyful made.

   ^9The 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.

   ^10Her rigs thou wat'rest plenteously,

   her furrows settelest:

   With show'rs thou dost her mollify,

   her spring by thee is blest.

   ^11So thou the year most lib'rally

   dost with thy goodness crown;

   And all thy paths abundantly

   on us drop fatness down.

   ^12They drop upon the pastures wide,

   that do in deserts lie;

   The little hills on ev'ry side

   rejoice right pleasantly.

   ^13With 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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