Psalm 105 N.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 Give praises unto God the Lord and call upon his Name; Among the people all declare his works to spread his fame:
2 Sing joyfully unto the Lord, yea, sing unto him praise; and talk of all his wondrous works that he hath wrought always.
3 In honor of his holy Name rejoice with one accord, And let the heart also be glad of them that seek the Lord.
4 Seek ye the Lord, and seek the strength of his eternal might, Yea, seek his face incessantly, and presence of his sight.
5 The wondrous works which he hath done, keep still in mindful heart; Let not the judgments of his mouth out of your mind depart:
6 Ye that of faithful Abraham his servant are the seed, Ye his elect, the children that of Jacob do proceed.
7 For why? 'tis he alone that is the mighty Lord our God, And his most righteous judgments are in all the earth abroad.
8 His promise and his covenant which he hath made to his, He hath remembered evermore to thousands of degrees.
The Second Part.
9 The covenant which he hath made with Abram long ago, And faithful oath which he hath sworn to Isaac also:
10 And did appoint it for a law, that Jacob should obey, And for eternal covenant to Israel alway.
11 When this he said, Lo, I to you all Canaan land will give, The lot of your inheritance, wherein your seed shall live:
12 Although their number at that time did very small appear; Yea, very small, and in the land they then but strangers were:
13 While yet they went from land to land without a sure abode; And while from sundry kingdoms they did wander all abroad:
14 Yet wrong at no oppressor's hands he suffered them to take; But even great and mighty kings Reprovèd for their sake.
15 And thus he said, Touch ye not them that mine anointed be, Nor do the prophets any harm that do pertain to me.
16 He called a dearth upon the land, of bread destroyed the store; But yet against the time of need did send a man before.
The Third Part.
17 E'en Joseph, who had once been sold to live a slave in woe; Whose feet they hurt in stocks, whose soul the iron pierced into.
18 Until the time came, when his cause was known apparently, The mighty word of God the Lord his innocence did try.
19 The king sent and delivered him from prison where he was, The ruler of the people then did freely let him pass;
20 And over all his house he made him lord, to bear the sway, And of his substance made him have the rule and all the stay:
21 That he might to his will instruct the princes of the land, And wisdom teach his senators rightly to understand.
22 Then into the Egyptian land came Israel also, And Jacob in the land of Ham did sojourn to and fro.
23 His people he exceedingly in numbers made to grow, And stronger than their enemies, who sought their overthrow:
24 Whose heart he turn-ed that with hate they did his people treat; And did his servants wrongfully abuse with base deceit.
The Fourth Part.
25 His faithful servant Moses then, and Aaron whom he chose, He did command to go to them his message to disclose.
26 His wonderful and mighty signs among them they did show, And wonders in the land of Ham then did they work also:
27 Darkness he sent, and made it dark instead of brighter day; And his commission and his word they did not disobey.
28 He turned their waters into blood, their fish also did slay; Their land brought frogs e'en in the place where their king Pharaoh lay.
29 He spake, and at his voice there came great swarms of noisome flies; And all the quarters of their land were filled with crawling lice.
30 He gave them cold and stony hail instead of milder rain; And fiery flames within their land he sent unto their pain:
31 He smote their vines, and all their trees whereon the figs did grow; And all the trees within their coasts also did overthrow:
32 He spake, then caterpillars did and grasshoppers abound; Eating the grass in all their land, and fruit of all their ground.
The Fifth Part.
33 The first-begotten in their land, with death did likewise smite, Yea, the beginning and first-fruit of all their strength and might.
34 With gold and silver causèd his from Egypt's land to pass, And in the number of their tribes no feeble one there was.
35 Egypt was glad and joyful then when they did thence depart, For terror and the fear of them was fall'n upon their heart:
36 To shroud them from the parching heat a cloud he did display; And fire he sent to give them light when night had hid the day.
37 They askèd, and he causèd quails to rain at their request, And fully with the bread of heav'n their hunger he repressed.
38 He openèd the stony rock, and waters gush-ed out; Also the dry and parch-ed ground like rivers ran about.
39 For of his holy cov'nant he was mindful evermore, Which to his servant Abraham he plighted long before.
40 He brought his people forth with mirth, and his elect with joy, Out of the cruel land where they had lived in great annoy.
41 And of the heathen men he gave to them the fruitful lands; The labors of the people did they take into their hands:
42 That they his holy statutes might observe for evermore, And faithfully obey his laws; praise ye the Lord therefore.