Psalm 36

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Common Metre Tunes          

To the chief Musician,  A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord.

 1  The wicked man's transgression
       within my heart thus says,
    Undoubtedly the fear of God
       is not before his eyes.

 2  Because himself he flattereth
       in his own blinded eye,
    Until the hatefulness be found
       of his iniquity.

 3  Words from his mouth proceeding are,
       fraud and iniquity:
    He to be wise, and to do good,
       hath left off utterly.

 4  He mischief, lying on his bed,
       most cunningly doth plot:
    He sets himself in ways not good,
       ill he abhorreth not.

 5  Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heav'ns;
       thy truth doth reach the clouds:
 6  Thy justice is like mountains great;
       thy judgments deep as floods:

    Lord, thou preservest man and beast. 
 7      How precious is thy grace!
    Therefore in shadow of thy wings
       men's sons their trust shall place.

 8  They with the fatness of thy house
       shall be well satisfied;
    From rivers of thy pleasures thou
       wilt drink to them provide.

 9  Because of life the fountain pure
       remains alone with thee;
    And in that purest light of thine
       we clearly light shall see.

10  Thy loving-kindness unto them
       continue that thee know;
    And still on men upright in heart
       thy righteousness bestow.

11  Let not the foot of cruel pride
       come, and against me stand;
    And let me not removed be,
       Lord, by the wicked's hand.

12  There fallen are they, and ruined,
       that work iniquities:
    Cast down they are, and never shall
       be able to arise.

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