Psalm 4       T.S.

Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre

Common Metre Tunes

   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.

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