Psalm 4 T.S.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 O God, thou art my righteousness, Lord, hear me when I call: Thou hast set me at liberty, when I was bound in thrall:
2 Have mercy, Lord, therefore on me, and grant me my request; For unto thee incessantly to cry I will not rest.
3 O mortal men, how long will ye my glory thus despise? Why wander ye in vanity, and follow after lies?
4 Know ye that good and godly men the Lord doth take and choose; And when to him I make complaint, he doth me not refuse.
5 Sin not, but stand in awe therefore, examine well your heart; And in your chamber quietly see yourselves convert.
6 Offer to God the sacrifice of righteousness and praise; And look that in the living Lord ye put your trust always.
7 The greater sort crave worldly goods and riches do embrace; But, Lord, grant us thy countenance, thy favor and thy grace:
8 For thou thereby shalt make my heart more joyful and more glad, Than they that of their corn and wine full great increase have had.
9 In peace therefore lie down will I, taking my rest and sleep; For thou only dost me, O Lord, preserve and safely keep.