Psalm 62 J.H.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 My soul to God shall give good heed, and him alone attend; Because my health and hope to speed doth whole on him depend.
2 For he alone is my defense, my rock, my health, and aid; He is my stay, and no pretence shall make me much dismayed.
3 O wicked folk! how long will ye use craft ? sure ye must fall; For as a rotten hedge ye be, and like a tott'ring wall.
4 Whom God doth love, ye seek always to put him to the worse; Ye love to lie, with mouth ye praise, and yet your heart doth curse.
5 Yet still my soul doth whole depend on God my chief desire; From all ill feats me to defend, I none but him require.
6 He is my rock, my fort, and tow'r, my health is of his grace; He doth support me that no pow'r can move me out of place.
7 My glory and salvation doth on him alone depend; He is my strength, my stay, my wealth, and still doth me defend.
8 O put your trust in him alway, ye folk, with one accord; Pour out your hearts to him, and say, Our trust is in the Lord.
9 The sons of men deceitful are, on balance but a sleight, With things most vain do them compare, for they can hold no weight.
10 Trust not in wrong and robbery, let vain delights be gone; Though riches flow in suddenly, set not your hearts thereon,
11 The Lord long since one thing did tell, which here to mind I call; He spake it oft, I heard it well, that he alone doth all:
12 And that thou, Lord, art good and kind, thy mercy doth exceed; So that all sorts with thee shall find according to their deed.