Psalm 9 T.S.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 With heart and mouth to thee, O Lord, will I sing laud and praise; And speak of all thy wondrous works, and them declare always.
2 I will be glad and much rejoice in thee, O God most high, And make my songs extol thy Name above the starry sky;
3 Because my foes are driven back and turnèd unto flight: They do fall down, and are destroyed by thy great pow'r and might.
4 Thou hast avengèd all my wrong, my grief and all my grudge; Thou dost with justice hear my cause, most like a righteous judge.
5 Thou dost rebuke the heathen folk and wicked so confound, That afterwards the memory of them cannot be found.
6 Destructions to an end are come, and cities overthrown; With them likewise is perish-ed their fame and great renown.
7 Know thou, that he who is above for evermore shall reign, And in the seat of equity true judgment will maintain.
8 With justice he will keep and guide the world, and every wight; And so will yield with equity to every man his right.
9 He is protector of the poor, what time they be oppressed; He is in all adversity their refuge and their rest.
10 And they that know thy holy Name, therefore shall trust in thee; For thou forsakest not their suit in their necessity.
The Second Part.
11 Sing psalms therefore unto the Lord, who dwells on Zion hill; Among the people all declare his noble acts and will.
12 For he is mindful of the blood of them that be oppressed, Forgetting not the humble man that seeks to him for rest.
13 Have mercy, Lord, on me, because my foes do yet remain; Who from the gates of death art wont to raise me up again:
14 In Zion that I may set forth thy praise with heart and voice; And that in thy salvation great my soul may still rejoice.
15 The heathen stick fast in the pit, which they themselves prepared; And in the net that they did hide their own feet are ensnared.
16 By judgments great the Lord is known, whilst wicked men are caught, And fast entangled in the work which their own hands nave wrought.
17 The wicked and deceitful men go down to hell below; And all the people of the world that God refuse to know.
18 But sure the Lord will not forget the poor man's grief and pain; The patient people never look for help of him in vain.
19 O Lord, arise, lest men prevail, that be of worldly might; And let the heathen folk receive their judgment in thy sight.
20 Lord, strike such terror, fear, and dread, into their hearts, and then They will be forcèd to confess themselves to be but men.