Psalm 63

Words: The Scottish Psalter

C. M.

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

   1  Lord, thee my God, I'll early seek:
         my soul doth thirst for thee;
      My flesh longs in a dry parched land,
         wherein no waters be:
   2  That I thy power may behold,
         and brightness of thy face,
      As I have seen thee heretofore
         within thy holy place.
   3  Since better is thy love than life,
         my lips thee praise shall give.
   4  I in thy name will lift my hands,
         and bless thee while I live.
   5  Ev'n as with marrow and with fat
         my soul shall filled be;
      Then shall my mouth with joyful lips
         sing praises unto thee:
   6  When I do thee upon my bed
         remember with delight,
      And when on thee I meditate
         in watches of the night.
   7  In shadow of thy wings I'll joy;
         for thou mine help hast been.
   8   My soul thee follows hard; and me
         thy right hand doth sustain.
   9  Who seek my soul to spill shall sink
         down to earth's lowest room.
  10  They by the sword shall be cut off,
         and foxes' prey become.
  11  Yet shall the king in God rejoice,
         and each one glory shall
      That swear by him: but stopped shall be
         the mouth of liars all.

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