Psalm 85

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Common Metre Tunes

To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.

   1  O Lord, thou hast been favorable
         to thy beloved land:
      Jacob's captivity thou hast
         recalled with mighty hand.
   2  Thou pardoned thy people hast
         all their iniquities;
      Thou all their trespasses and sins
         hast covered from thine eyes.
   3  Thou took'st off all thine ire, and turn'dst
         from thy wrath's furiousness.
   4  Turn us, God of our health, and cause
         thy wrath 'gainst us to cease.
   5  Shall thy displeasure thus endure
         against us without end?
      Wilt thou to generations all
         thine anger forth extend?
   6  That in thee may thy people joy,
         wilt thou not us revive?
   7  Show us thy mercy, Lord, to us
         do thy salvation give.
   8  I'll hear what God the Lord will speak:
         to his folk he'll speak peace,
      And to his saints; but let them not
         return to foolishness.
   9  To them that fear him surely near
        is his salvation;
      That glory in our land may have
         her habitation.
  10  Truth met with mercy, righteousness
         and peace kissed mutually:
  11  Truth springs from earth, and righteousness
         looks down from heaven high.
  12  Yea, what is good the Lord shall give;
         our land shall yield increase:
  13  Justice, to set us in his steps,
         shall go before his face.

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