Psalm 60 J.H.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 O Lord, thou didst us clean ,forsake, and scatter us abroad, Such great displeasure thou didst take; return to us, O God.
2 Thy might did move the laud so sore, that it in sunder brake; The health thereof, O Lord, restore, for it doth bow and quake.
3 With heavy things thou plaguest thus the people that are thine, And thou' hast given unto us a drink of deadly wine.
4 But yet to such as fear thy Name a banner thou dost shew, That they may triumph in the same, because thy word is true.
5 So that thy might may keep and save the folk that serveth thee, That they thy help at hand may have; O Lord, grant this to me.
6 The Lord did speak from his own place, this was his joyful sound, I will divide Sichem by pace, and mete out Succoth's ground!
7 Gilead is given to my hand, Manasseh's mine beside. Ephraim's the strength of all my land, my law doth Judah guide:
8 In Moab I will wash my feet, o'er Edom cast my shoe; And thou, Philistia, ought'st to seek to me for favor too.
9 But who will bring me at this tide unto the city strong? Or who to Edom will me guide, so that I go not wrong?
10 Lord, wilt not thou, who didst forsake thy folk, their land, and coasts; Our wars in hand thou would'st not take, nor-go forth with our hosts.
11 Give aid, O Lord, and us relieve from them that us disdain; The help that hosts of men can give is all but weak and vain.
12 But through our God we shall have might to take great things in hand; He will tread down, and put to flight All those-that us withstand.