Psalm 65

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


 1  For thee, O God, our constant praise;
    In Zion waits, thy chosen seat;
    Our promised altars there we'll raise, 
    and all our zealous vows complete.

 2  O Thou, who to my humble pray'r
    didst always bend thy :list'ning ear,
    To thee shall all mankind repair,
    and at thy gracious throne appear.

 3  Our sins (though numberless) in vain
    to stop thy flowing mercy try;
    Whilst thou o'erlook'st the guilty stain, 
    and washest out the crimson dye.

 4  Blest is the man, who near thee placed, 
    within thy sacred dwelling lives!
    Whilst we at humbler distance taste
    the vast delights thy temple gives.

 5  By wondrous acts, O God, most just,
    have we thy gracious answer found;
    In thee remotest nations trust,
    and those whom stormy waves surround..

6,7 God, by his strength, sets fast the hills,
    and does his matchless pow r engage,'
    With which the sea's loud waves he stills, 
    and angry crowds tumultuous rage.

  The Second Part;

 8  Thou, Lord, dost barb'rous lands dismay,
    when they thy dreadful tokens view,
    With joy they see the night and day
    each other's track by turns pursue.

 9  From out thy unexhausted store
    thy rain relieves the thirsty ground;
    Makes lands, that barren were before,
    with corn and useful fruits abound.
10  On rising ridges down It pours,
    and ev'ry furrowed valley fills;
    Thou mak'st them soft with gentle show'rs,
    in which a blest increase distils.

11  Thy goodness does the circling year
    with fresh returns of plenty crown;
    And, where thy glorious paths appear,
    thy fruitful clouds drop fatness down.

12  They drop on barren forests, changed
    by them to pastures fresh and green;
    The hills about in order.ranged
    in beauteous robes of joy are seen.

13  Large flocks with fleecy wool adorn
    the cheerful downs; the valleys bring
    A plenteous crop of full-eared corn,
    and seem for joy to shout and sing.

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