Psalm 116

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Common Metre Tunes

 1  I love the Lord, because my voice
       and prayers he did hear.
 2  I, while I live, will call on him,
       who bowed to me his ear.

 3  Of death the cords and sorrows did
       about me compass round;
    The pains of hell took hold on me,
       I grief and trouble found.

 4  Upon the name of God the Lord
       then did I call, and say,
    Deliver thou my soul, O Lord,
       I do thee humbly pray.

 5  God merciful and righteous is,
       yea, gracious is our Lord.
 6  God saves the meek: I was brought low,
       he did me help afford.

 7  O thou my soul, do thou return
       unto thy quiet rest;
    For largely, lo, the Lord to thee
       his bounty hath expressed.

 8  For my distressed soul from death
       delivered was by thee:
    Thou didst my mourning eyes from tears,
       my feet from falling, free.

 9  I in the land of those that live
       will walk the Lord before.
10  I did believe, therefore I spake:
       I was afflicted sore.

11  I said, when I was in my haste,
       that all men liars be.
12  What shall I render to the Lord
       for all his gifts to me?

13  I'll of salvation take the cup,
       on God's name will I call:
14  I'll pay my vows now to the Lord
       before his people all.

15  Dear in God's sight is his saints' death.
16     Thy servant, Lord, am I;
    Thy servant sure, thine handmaid's son:
       my bands thou didst untie.

17  Thank off'rings I to thee will give,
       and on God's name will call.
18  I'll pay my vows now to the Lord
       before his people all;

19  Within the courts of God's own house,
       within the midst of thee,
    O city of Jerusalem.
       Praise to the Lord give ye.

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