O' Blessed is the man that goeth
not in the counsel of the ungodly: that abideth not in the way of
sinners, and sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But delighteth in
the law of the Lord, and exerciseth himself in his law, both day and
night. Such a man is like a tree planted by the water side, that
bringeth forth his fruit in due season. His leaves shall not
fall off, and look whatsoever he doeth, it shall prosper. As for the
ungodly, it is not with them: but they are like the dust, which the
wind scattereth away from the ground. Therefore the ungodly shall
not be able to stand in the judgment, neither the sinners in the
congregation of the righteous. For the Lord alloweth the way of the
righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Why do the heathen grudge? Why
do the people imagine a vain things? The kings of the earth stand
up, and the rulers are come together, against the Lord, and against
his anointed. Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their
yoke from us. Nevertheless he that dwelleth in heaven, shall laugh
them to scorn: yee even the Lord himself shall have them in
*derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them
in his sore displeasure.
Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Sion.
As for me, I will preach the law, whereof the Lord hath said
unto me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. Desire of
me, and I shall give thee the Heathen for thine inheritance, Yee the
uttermost parts of the world for thy possession. Thou shalt rule
them with a rod of iron, and break them in pieces like an earthen
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings, be warned, ye judges of the
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice before him with
Kiss the Son, lest the Lord be angry, and so ye perish from
the right way.
For his wrath shall be kindled shortly: blessed are all they
that put their trust in him.
*derision = ridicule, contempt,
Why are they so many, O' Lord,
that trouble me? a great multitude are they, that rise against me.
Yee many one there be that say of my soul: There is no help for him
in God. *Selah.
But thou, O' Lord, art my defender, my worship, and the lifter
up of my head.
I call upon the Lord with my voice, and he heareth me out of
his holy hill. Selah.
I laid me down and slept, but I rose up again, for the Lord
I am not afraid for thousands of the people, that compass me
Up Lord, and help me, O' my God: for thou smitest all mine
enemies upon the cheek bones, and breakest the teeth of the ungodly.
Help belongeth unto the Lord, therefore let thy blessing be upon thy
*Selah: this word marks open
expression, of an extreme desire within the heart. RN
To the Chaunter in Neginoth
Hear me when I call, O' God of my righteousness: thou that
comfortest me in my trouble: have mercy upon me, and harken unto my
prayer. O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme my honor? why
have ye such pleasure in vanity, and seek after lies? Selah.
Know this, that the Lord dealeth marvelously with his saint:
and when I call upon the Lord, he heareth me. Be angry, but sin not:
come with your own hearts upon your beds, and remember yourselves.
Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in
There be many that say: Who will do us any good? Lord, lift up
upon us the light of thy countenance.
Thou rejoicest mine heart, though their increase be great both
in corn and wine.
Therefore will I lay me down in peace, and take my rest: for
thou, Lord only settest me in a sure dwelling.
To the Chaunter in Nehiloth
Hear my words ( O' Lord ) consider my calling. O' mark the
voice of my petition, my King and my God, for unto thee will I make
my prayer. Hear my voice by times ( O' Lord ) for early in the
morning I will get me unto thee, and that with diligence.
For thou art not the God that hath pleasure in wickedness,
there may no ungodly person dwell with thee. Such as be cruel may
not stand in thy sight, thou art an enemy of all wicked doers. Thou
destroyest the liars: the Lord abhors the blood thirsty and
But as for me, I will come into thy house, even upon the
multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy
Lead me ( O Lord ) in thy righteousness because of mine
enemies, and make thy way plain before me. For there is no
faithfulness in their mouths: they disassemble in their hearts:
their throat is an open sepulcher: with their tongues they deceive.
Punish them ( O' God ) that they perish in their own imaginations:
cast them out because of the multitude of their ungodliness, for
they rebel against thee.
Again, let all them that put their trust in thee, rejoice: let
them ever be giving of thanks, because thou defendest them: that
they which love thy name, may be joyful in thee.
For thou Lord givest thy blessing unto the righteous: and with
thy favorable kindness thou defendest him, as with a shield.
To the Chaunter in Neginoth upon
O' Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger: O' chasten me not in
thy heavy displeasure.
Have mercy upon me ( O' Lord ) for I am weak: O' Lord heal me,
for all my bones are vexed. My soul is also in great trouble, but
Lord, how long? Turn thee ( O' Lord ) and deliver my soul: Oh save
me for thy mercies' sake.
For in death no man remembereth thee: Oh who will give thee
thanks in the hell?
I am weary of groaning: every night wash I my bed, and water
my couch with my tears. My countenance is changed for the very
inward grief, I consume away, I have so many enemies. Away
from me all ye wicked doers, for the Lord hath heard the voice of my
The Lord hath heard my humble petition, the Lord hath received
All mine enemies shall be confounded and sore vexed: yee they
shall be turned back and put to shame, and that right soon.
Lord my God, in thee do I trust:
save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me. Lest he *hantche
up my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces, while there is none
O' Lord my God, if I have done any such thing, if there be any
unrighteousness in my hands: If I have rewarded evil unto them that
dealt friendly with me, or hurt them that without any cause are mine
enemies: Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me: yee,
let him tread my life down in the earth, and lay mine honor in the
Stand up ( O' Lord ) in thy wrath, lift up thyself over the
furious indignation of mine enemies: arise up ( for me ) in the
vengeance that thou hast promised.
That the congregation of the people may come about thee, for
their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
The Lord is judge over the people: avenge me then (O' Lord)
according to my righteousness and innocence.
Oh let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end: but
maintain the just, thou righteous God, that triest the very hearts
My help cometh of God, which preserveth them that are true of
God is a righteous judge, and God is ever threatening.
If men will not turn, he hath wet his sword: he hath bent his
bow and made it ready. He hath prepared him the weapons of death,
and ordained his arrows to destroy.
Behold, he travaileth with mischief, he hath conceived
unhappiness, and brought forth a lie. He hath graven and digged up a
pit, but he shall fall himself into the pit that he made. For his
unhappiness shall fall upon his own head, and his wickedness shall
fall upon his own *pate.
As for me, I will give thanks unto the Lord for his
righteousness sake, and will praise the name of the Lord most
*hantche = as food: thigh, as Abraham
had hand put to his thigh (Gen 24), Jacob wrestled with God (Gen 34)
*pate = ones own thinking, that is to say; these will believe
totally in their own thinking. intellect RN
To the Chaunter upon Githith, a Psalme
O' Lord our governor: how excellent is thy glory above the
heavens. Out of the mouth of the very babes and sucklings, thou hast
ordained praise, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest
destroy the enemy and the avenger. For I consider thy heavens, even
the work of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast
Oh what is a man, that thou art so mindful of him? either the
son of man that thou visitest him? After thou haddest for a season
made him lower than the angels, thou crownest him with honor and
glory. Thou hast set him above the works of thy hands: and thou hast
put all things in subjection under his feet. All sheep and oxen, yee
and the beasts of the field. The fowl of the air, and the fish of
the sea, and whatsoever walketh through the ways of the sea.
O Lord our governor, how wonderful is thy name in all the
To the Chaunter upon Almuth, Laben, a
Psalme of David.
I will give thanks unto thee, O' Lord with my whole heart, I
will speak of all thy marvelous works. I will be glad, and rejoice
in thee, yee my songs will I make of thy name, O' thou most highest.
Because thou hast driven mine enemies aback, they were *disconfided,
and perished at thy presence. For thou hast maintained my right and
my cause: thou sittest in the throne that art the true judge. Thou
hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyest the ungodly, thou puttest
out their name for ever and ever. The enemies swords are come to an
end, thou hast over thrown their cities, their memorial is perished
But the Lord endureth for ever, he hath prepared his seat unto
He governeth the world with righteousness, and ministereth
true judgment unto the people. The Lord is a defense for the poor, a
defense in time of trouble. Therefore they that know thy name, put
their trust in thee: for thou (Lord) never failest them that seek
O' praise the Lord, which dwelleth in Sion, show the people
And why? he maketh inquisition for their blood, and
remembereth them: he forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
Have mercy upon me,( O' Lord) consider the trouble that I am
in among mine enemies, thou that liftest me up from the gates of
That I may show forth all thy praises within the ports of the
daughter of Sion, and rejoice in thy saving health.
As of the Heathen, they are sunk down in the pit that they
made: in the same net which they spread out privately, is their own
Thus the Lord is known to execute true judgment, when the
ungodly is trapped in the works of his own hands. Selah.
The wicked must be turned unto hell, and all the Heathen that
But the poor shall not all way be out of remembrance, the
patient abiding of such as be in trouble shall not perish for ever.
Up Lord, let no man have the upper hand, let the Heathen be
condemned before thee. O' Lord set a school master over them, that
the Heathen may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
*disconfided = frustrated and destroyed.
Higgaion: this word found in KJV and other "bibles of man" means
"meditate" with music, imagination, whispering and creativity RN
Why art thou gone so far off, O'
Lord? whilt thou hide thyself in time of trouble? While the
ungodly hath the over hand, the poor must suffer persecution: O that
they are taken in the imagination which they go about. For the
ungodly maketh boast of his own hearts desire, the covetous blessth
himself, and blaspheme the Lord.
The ungodly is so proud and full of indignation, that he
careth not: neither is God before his eyes. His ways are always
filthy, thy judgments are far out of his sight, he defyeth all his
enemies. For he sayeth in his heart: Tush, I shall never be cast
down, there shall no harm happen to me.
His mouth is full of cursing, fraud and deceit: under his
tongue is travail and sorrow.
He sitteth lurking in the gardens, that he may *prively
murder the innocent, his eyes are set upon the poor. He lieth
waiting secretly, as it were a lion in his den. He lurketh that he
may ravish the poor, yee to ravish the poor when he hath gotten him
into his net. Then smiteth he, then oppresseth he and cast down the
poor with his authority. For he sayeth in his heart: Tush, God hath
forgotten, he hath turned away his face, so that he will never see
Arise, O' Lord God, lift up thine hand and forget not the
poor. Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God and say in his
heart: tush, he careth not for it: This thou seest, for thou
considerest the misery and sorrow. The poor giveth himself over in
to thy hand, and committeth him unto thee, for thou art the helper
of the friendless.
Break thou the arm off the ungodly and malicious, search out
the wickedness which he hath done, that he may perish.
The Lord is king for ever, the Heathen shall perish out of his
Lord, thou hearest the desirous longing of the poor: their
heart is sure, that thine ear hearkeneth there. Help the fatherless
and the poor unto their right, that the ungodly be no more exalted
upon the earth.
*prively = secretly conceiving, to deceive.
To the Chaunter in Neginoth
In the Lord put I my trust: how will ye then say to my soul:
that she should flee as a bird upon your hill?
For, lo, the ungodly have bend their bow, and made ready their
arrows in the quiver, that they may privily shoot at them, which are
true of heart. The very foundations have they cast down, what can
the righteous then do with all?
But the Lord is in his holy temple, the Lords seat is in
heaven: he considereth with his eyes, his eyelids behold the
children of men. The Lord seeth both the righteous and ungodly, but
who so delighteth in wickedness, him his soul abhoreth. Upon
the ungodly he shall rain snares, fire, brimstone, storm and
tempest: this reward shall they have to drink.
For the Lord is righteous, and he loveth righteousness: his
countenance beholdeth the thing that is just.
To the Chaunter upon *Shenunith
Help Lord, for there is not one saint more: very few faithful
are there among the children of men.
Every man telleth lies to his neighbor, they do but flatter
with their lips and disassemble in their heart.
O' that the Lord would root out all deceitful lips, and the
tongue that speaketh proud things.
Which said: our tongue should we prevail: we are they that
ought to speak, who is lord over us?
Now for the troubles sake of the oppressed, and because of the
company of the poor, I will up ( sayeth the Lord) I will help them,
and set them at rest.
The words of the Lord are pure words: even as the silver,
which from the earth is tried and purified seven times in fire.
Keep them therefore ( O' Lord ) and preserve us from this
generation for ever. And why? when vanity and idleness getteth the
overhand among the children of men, all are full of the ungodly.
From the Hebrew: * my father is a lamp "doubtful"
To the chaunter, a Psalm of David
How long wilt thou forget me, O' Lord? for ever? how long wilt
thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I seek counsel in my
soul? how long shall I be so vexed in my heart? how long shall mine
enemy triumph over me?
Consider, and hear me, O' Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, that
I sleep not in death. Lest mine enemy say: I have prevailed against
him: or if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.
But my trust is in thy mercy, my heart is joyful in thy saving
I will sing of the Lord, that dealeth so lovingly with me.
(Yee I will praise the name of the Lord the most highest.)
To the chaunter, a Psalm of David
The foolish bodies say in their hearts: Tush, there is no God.
They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings, there
is not one that doeth good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon
the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand
and seek after God.
But they are all gone out of the way, they are all together
become unprofitable: there is none that doeth good, no not one. How
can they have understanding, that work mischief, eating up my
people, as it were bread, and call not upon the Lord.
Therefore shall they be brought in great fear, for God
standeth by the generation of the righteous. As for you, ye have
made a mock at the counsel of the poor, because he putteth his trust
in the Lord.
Oh that the saving health were given unto Israel out of Zion.
Oh that the Lord would deliver his people out of captivity.
Even the should Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel should be
Lord, who shall dwell in thy
tabernacle? who shall rest upon thy holy hill?
Even he that leadeth an uncorrupt life: that doeth the thing
which is right, and that speaketh the truth from his heart. He that
useth no deceit in his tongue: he that doeth evil to his neighbor,
and slandereth not his neighbors. He that sitteth not by the
ungodly, but maketh much of them that fear the Lord: he that
sweareth unto his neighbor, and disappoint him not. He giveth
not his money upon usury, and taketh no reward against the innocent.
Who so doth these things, shall never be moved.
*Michtam of David
Preserve me,( O' God ) for in that I do trust.
I have said unto the Lord: thou art my God, my goods are
nothing unto thee. All my delight is upon the saints that are in the
earth, and upon such like.
But they that run after another, shall have great trouble.
Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, neither make
mention of their name in my lips.
The Lord him self is my good and my portion, thou maintainest
mine inheritance. The lot is fallen unto me in fair ground,
yee I have a goodly heritage. I will thank the Lord for giving me
warning: my reins also have chastened me in the night season.
Afore hand saw I God always before me, for he is on my right
hand, that I should not be moved.
Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad, my
flesh also shall rest in hope. For why? thou shalt not leave my soul
in hell, neither shalt thou suffer thy saint to see corruption. Thou
hast showed me the ways of life: thou shalt make me full of joy with
thy countenance. At thy right hand there are pleasure and joy for
*Michtam = to be stained, be defiled, be deeply stained. RN
Hear the right ( O' Lord )
consider my complaint: harken to my prayer, that goeth not out of a
*feigned mouth. Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: and
look upon the thing that is equal.
Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night season:
thou has tried me in the fire: and hast found no wickedness in me:
for I utterly purposed that my mouth should not offend. Because the
words of thy lips, I have kept me from the works of men: in the way
of the murderer.
Oh order thou my goings in thy paths: that my footsteps slip
not. For unto thee I cry: hear me O' God: incline thine ears unto
me: and harken unto my words. Show thy marvelous lovingkindness,
thou that savest them that put their trust in thee, from such as
resist thy right hand. Keep me as the apple of an eye, defend
me under the shadow of thy wings. From the ungodly that trouble me,
from my enemies which compass my soul round about. Which maintain
their own wealthiness with oppression, and their mouth they speaketh
proud things. They lay waiting in our way on every side, turning
their eyes down to the ground. Like as a lion that is greedy of his
prey, and as it were a lions whelp lurking in his den.
Up Lord, disappoint him and cast him down: deliver my soul
with thy sword from the ungodly. From the men of thy hand ( O' Lord
) from the men of the world, which have their portion in this life:
whose bellies thou fillest with thy treasure. They have children at
their desire, and leave the rest of their substance for their babes.
But as for me, I will behold thy presence in righteousness:
and when thy glory appeareth, I shall be satisfied.
I will love thee, ( O' Lord ) my
strength. The Lord is my *succor, my refuge, my Savior: my God, my
helper, in whom I will trust: my buckler, the horn of my health, and
I will praise the Lord, and call upon him, so shall I be save
from mine enemies.
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the brooks of
ungodliness made me afraid. The pains of hell came about me, the
snares of death took hold upon me.
Yet in my trouble I called upon the Lord, and complained unto
my God. So he heard my voice out of his holy temple, and my
complaint came before him, yee even into his ears.
Then the earth trembled and quaked, the very foundations of
the hills shook and were removed, because he was wroth.
There went a smoke out of his nostrils, and a consuming fire
out of his mouth, so that coals were kindled at it. He bowed the
heavens, and came down, and it was dark was under his feet. He rode
upon the Cherub, and did fly: he came flying with the wings of the
wind. He made darkness his pavilion round about him, with dark
waters and thick clouds to cover him. At the brightness of his
presence the clouds removed, with hail stones and coals of fire. The
Lord also thundered out of the heaven, and the height gave his
thunder with hail stones and coals of fire. He sent out his arrows
and scattered them, he cast sore lightnings, and destroyed them. The
springs of waters were seen, and the foundations of the round world
were discovered at thy chiding (O' Lord) at the blasting and breath
of thy displeasures.
He sent from the height to fetch me, and took me out of great
waters. He delivered me from my strong enemies, and from my foes
which were too mighty for me. They prevented me in the time of my
trouble, but the Lord was my defense. He brought me forth also into
liberty: and delivered me, because he had a favor unto me.
The Lord shall reward me after my righteous dealing, and
according to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompensed me. For
I have kept the ways of the Lord: and have not behaved myself
wickedly against my God. I have an eye unto all his laws, and cast
not out his commandments from me.
Uncorrupt will I be before him, and will I *eschue my own
Therefore shall the Lord reward me after my righteous dealing,
and according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. With the
holy thou shalt be holy, and with the innocent thou shalt be
innocent. With the clean thou shalt be clean, and with the *froward
thou shalt be froward. For thou shalt save the poor oppressed,
and bring down the high looks of the proud.
Thou lightest my candle, O' Lord my God: thou makest my
darkness to be light.
For in thee I can discomfort an host of men: yee in my God I
can leap over the wall.
The way of God is a perfect way: the words of the Lord are
tried in fire: he is a shield of defense, for all them that trust in
him. For who is God, but the Lord? Or, who hath any strength, but
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and made my way
uncorrupt. He hath made my feet like hertes feet, and set me up on
high. He teacheth my hands to fight, and maketh mine arms to
break even a bow of steel. Thou hast given me the defense of thy
health, thy right hand upholdeth me, and thy loving correction
maketh me great. Thou hast made room enough under me for to go, that
my foot steps should not slide.
I will follow upon mine enemies, and take them: I will not
turn till they be discomforted.
I will smite them, they shall not be able to stand, but fall
under my feet.
Thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle, thou hast
thrown them all down under me, that rose up against me. Thou hast
made mine enemies to turn their backs upon me, thou hast destroyed
them that hate me.
They cried, but there was none to help them: yee even unto the
Lord, but he heard them not. I will beat them small as the dust clay
in the wind, I will cast them out as clay in the streets.
Thou shalt deliver me from the strivings of the people, thou
shalt make me the head of the Heathen. As soon as they hear of me,
they shall obey me, but the strange children disassemble with me.
The strange children are waxen old, and go halting out of their
The Lord liveth: and blessed be my helper, praise be the God
of my health. Even the God which seeth that I be avenged, and
subdueth the people unto me. It is he that delivereth me from my
cruel enemies: thou shalt lift me up from them that rise against me,
thou shalt rid me from the wicked man.
For this cause I will give thanks unto thee ( O' Lord ) among
the gentiles, and sing praises unto thy name. Great prosperity
giveth he unto his king, and showeth loving kindness unto David his
anointed, yee and to his seed for evermore.
*succor, (strength / security) *eschue: avoid, shun, escape. *froward
= stubbornly contrary, abstinent RN
To the Chaunter in Neginoth
The very heavens declare the glory of God, and the very
firmament showeth his handiwork. One day telleth another, and one
night certifith another. There is neither speech nor language, but
their voices are heard among them. Their sound is gone out into all
lands, and their words in to the ends of the world. In them hath he
set a tabernacle for the Sun, which cometh forth as a bridegroom out
of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course. It goeth
forth from the one end of the heaven, and runneth about unto the
same end again, and there may no man hide himself from the heat
The law of the Lord is a perfect law it quickeneth the soul.
The testimony of the Lord is true, and giveth wisdom even unto
babes. The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart:
the commandment of the Lord is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, and endureth for ever: the
judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More
pleasant are they than gold, yee, then much fine gold: sweeter then
honey and the honeycomb.
These thy servant keepeth, and for keeping of them there is
Who can tell, how often he offendeth? O' cleanse thou me from
my secret faults. Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest
they get dominion over me: so shall I be undefiled and innocent from
the great offense.
Yee the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart shall
be acceptable unto thee, O' Lord, my helper and my redeemer.
To the Chaunter in Neginoth
The Lord hear thee in the time of trouble, the name of the God
of Jacob defend thee. Send thee help from the Sanctuary, and
strengthen thee out of Zion. Remember all thy offerings, and accept
thy burnt sacrifice. Selah.
Grant thee thy hearts desire, and fulfil all thy mind. We will
rejoice in thy health, and triumph in the name of the Lord our God:
the Lord performeth all thy petitions.
Now know I, that the Lord helpeth his anointed, and will hear
him from his holy heaven: mighty is the helps of his right hand.
Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we
will remember the name of the Lord our God. They are brought down
and fallen, but we are risen and stand upright.
Save, Lord, and help us, O' king, when we call upon thee.
To the Chaunter in Neginoth
Lord, how joyful is the king in thy strength? O' how
exceedingly glad is he of thy saving health? Thou hast given him his
hearts desire, and hast not put him from the request of his lips.
For thou hast prevented him with liberal blessings, and set a
crown of gold on his head. He asked life of thee, and thou gavest
him a long life, even for ever and ever. His honor is great in thy
saving health, glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.
For thou shalt give him everlasting *felicite, and make him
glad with the joy of thy countenance. And why? because the king
putteth his trust in the Lord, and in the mercy of the most highest
he shall not miscarry.
Let all thine enemies feel thy hand: let thy right hand find
out those that hate thee.
Thou shalt make them like a fire oven in the time of thy
wrath: the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire
shall consume them. Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth,
and their seed from among the children of men. For they intended
mischief against thee, and imagined such devises, as they were not
able to perform. Therefore shalt thou put them to flight, and with
thy strings thou shalt make ready thine arrows against the faces of
Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength, so will we sing
and praise thy power.
*felicite = felicity: great happiness, good fortune
To the Chaunter upon Aieleth of the
dawning, a Psalme of David.
My God, my God: why hast thou forsaken me? the words of my
complaint are far from my health. O' my God, I cry in the daytime,
but thou hearest not: and in the night season also I take no rest.
Yet dwellest thou in the sanctuary, O' thou worship of Israel.
Our fathers hoped in thee, they trusted in thee, and thou
didst deliver them. They called upon thee, and were helped:
they put their trust in thee, and were not confounded.
But as for me, I am a worm and no man: a very scorn of men and
the out cast of the people. All they that see me, laugh me to scorn:
they shoot out their lips, and shake their heads. He trusted in God,
let him deliver him: let him help him, if he will have him.
But thou art he that took me out of my mothers womb: thou wast
my hope, when I hanged upon my mothers breasts. I have been left
unto thee ever since I was born, thou art my God, even from my
O' go not far from me then, for trouble is hard at hand, and
here is none to help me. Great bulls are come about me, fat oxen
close me in on every side. They gape upon me with their mouths, as
it were a rampaging and roaring lion.
I am poured out like water, all my bones are out of joint: my
heart in the midst of my body is even like melting wax. My strength
is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my gums, and
thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
For dogs are come about me, the counsel of the wicked hath
layed siege against me. They pierced my hands and my feet, I
might have told all my bones: as for them, they stood staring and
looking upon me. They have parted my garments among them, and cast
lots upon my vesture.
But be not thou far from me, O' Lord: thou art my succor,
haste thee to help me. Deliver my soul from the sword, my
dearling from the power of the dog. Save me from the lions mouth,
and hear me from among the horns of the unicorns.
I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the
congregation will I praise thee. O' praise the Lord ye that fear
him: Magnify him all ye seed of Jacob, and let all the seed of
Israel fear him.
For he hath not despised nor abhorred the miserable estate of
the poor: he hath not hid his face from me, but when I called unto
him, he heard me.
I will praise thee in the great congregation, and perform my
vows in the sight of all that fear thee. The poor shall eat and be
satisfied: they seek after the Lord shall praise him: our heart
shall live for ever.
All the ends of the world shall remember themselves, and be
turned unto the Lord: and all the generations of the Heathen shall
worship before him.
For the kingdom is the Lords, and he shall be the governor of
All such as be fat upon earth, shall eat also and worship All
they that lay in the dust, and live so hardly, shall fall down
The seed shall serve him, and preach of the Lord forever. They
shall come, and declare his righteousness: unto a people that shall
be born, whom the Lord hath made.
| 39-56 |
| 74-89 |