I Waited for the Lord My God

Words: Psalm 40:1-5 from The Scottish Psalter
Note: The WCG 1993 hymnal left out verse 4. We added verse 4 from the Scottish Psalter in order to keep the full thoughts of the scriptures. Besides, it is too good a verse to have left out.

Music  "Ballerma" a traditional Spanish melody by François Hippolyte Barthèlèmon (1741-1808); adapted by Robert Simpson; published 1833
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 1  I waited for the Lord my God, 
       and patiently did bear;
    At length to me he did incline 
       my voice and cry to hear.

 2  He took me from a fearful pit, 
       and from the miry clay,
    And on a rock he set my feet, 
       establishing my way.

 3  He put a new song in my mouth, 
       our God to magnify:
    Many shall see it, and shall fear, 
       and on the Lord rely.

 4  O bless-ed is the man whose trust 
       upon the Lord relies;
    Respecting not the proud, nor such 
       as turn aside to lies.

 5  O Lord my God, full many are 
       the wonders thou hast done;
    Thy gracious thoughts to us-ward far 
       above all thoughts are gone:

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