Psalm 32 T.S.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
Music: We do not know what tune was popular with this
version when it was published, but here are three tunes that are contemporary to that
time, two of which came from Day's Psalter (another name for the Sternhold and Hopkins
1 The man is blest, whose wickedness the Lord forgiven hath; And he whose sin is likewise hid and covered from his wrath. 2 And blest is he to whom the Lord imputeth not his sin, Who in his heart hath hid no guile, nor fraud is found therein. 3 For whilst that I kept close my sin in silence and constraint, My bones did wear and waste away with daily moan and plaint. 4 Both night and day thy hand on me so grievous was and smart, My moisture like the summer's heat to dryness did convert. 5 I did therefore confess my faults, and all my sins reveal Then thou, O Lord, didst me forgive, and all my sins conceal 6 The humble man shall pray therefore, and seek thee in due time, so that the floods of waters great shall have no pow'r on him. 7 When trouble and adversity do compass me about, Thou art my refuge and my joy, and thou didst rid me out. 8 Come hither, and I will thee teach how thou shalt walk aright; I will thee guide, as I myself have learned by proof and sight. 9 Be not so rude and ignorant, as is the horse and mule, Whose mouth without a rein or bit, from harm thou canst not rule. 10 The wicked man shall manifold sorrows and grief sustain; But unto him that trusts in God his goodness shall remain. 11 Be merry therefore in the Lord, ye just, lift up your voice; And ye of pure and perfect heart, with cheerfulness rejoice.