Psalm 32 T.S.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
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.