Words: The Bay Psalm Book
This psalm is just a bit too long to sing as a single song. The Bay Psalm
1 I Love the Lord, because he doth my voice and prayer hear. 2 and in my days will call, because he bowed to me his ear. 3 The pangs of death on ev'ry side about beset me round: the pains of hell's gate hold on me distress and grief I found. 4 Upon Jehovah's Name therefore I call-ed, and did say deliver thou my soule, O Lord, I do thee humbly pray. 5 Gracious the Lord and just, our God is merciful also 6 The Lord the simple keeps: and he saved me when I was low. 7 O thou my soul do thou return unto thy quiet rest: because the Lord to thee himself hath bounteously expressed. 8 For thou hast freed my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, from fall 9 my feet. Before the Lord i'th land of living walk I shall. (2)
10 I did believe, therefore I spake: afflicted much was I. 11 That every man a liar is I did say hastily. 12 What shall I render to the Lord, to me for's benefits all. 13 I'll take the cup of saving health and on the Lord's Name call. 14 In preference now of all his folk, I'll pay the Lord my vows. 15 Of his Saints, in Jehovah's sight the death is precious. 16 I am thy servant, truly Lord thine own servant am I: I am the son of thy hand-maid, my bands thou didst untie. 17 Of thanksgiving the sacrifice offer to thee I will: Jehovah's name I earnestly will call upon it still. 18 Unto Jehovah I will pay the vows were made by me, now in the presence of all them that his own people be. 19 Within the courts of the Lord's house, ev'n in the midst of thee O thou city Jerusalem: O praise Jehovah ye.