Psalm 4

Words: Brady and Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David

Common Metre Tunes

 1  O Lord, that art my righteous Judge,
       to my complaint give ear:
    Thou still redeem'st me from distress;
       have mercy, Lord, and hear.

 2  How long will ye, O sons of men,
       to blot my fame devise?
    How long your vain designs pursue,
       and spread malicious lies?

 3  Consider, that the righteous man
       is God's peculiar choice;
    And when to him I make my pray'r,
       he always hears my voice.

 4  Then stand in awe of his commands,
       flee ev'ry thing that's ill;
    Commune in private with your hearts,
       and bend them to his will.

 5  The place of other sacrifice
       let righteousness supply;
    And let your hope, securely fixed,
       on God alone rely.

 6  While worldly minds impatient grow
       more prosp'rous times to see,
    Still let the glories of thy face
       shine brightly, Lord, on me.

 7  So shall my heart o'erflow with joy,
       more lasting and more true,
    Than theirs who stores of corn and wine
       successively renew.

 8  Then down in peace I'll lay my head,
       and take my needful rest;
    No other guard, O Lord, I crave,
       of thy defense possessed.

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