1 I will give laud and honour both
unto the Lord alwaies:
And eke my mouth for evermore
shall speake unto his praise.
2 I do delight to laud the Lord,
in soule and eke in voice,
That humble men and mortifi'd
may heare and to rejoyce.
3 Therefore see that ye magnifie
with me the living Lord:
And let us now exalt his Name
together with one accord.
4 For I my selfe besought the Lord,
he answered me againe,
And me deliver'd incontinent,
From all my feare and paine.
5 Who so they be that him behold,
shall see his light most cleare,
Their coantenance shall not be dasht,
they need it not to feare.
6 This silly wretch for some reliefe
unto the Lord did call:
Who did him heare without delay,
and rid him out of thrall.
7 The Angell of the Lord doth pitch
his tents in every place:
To save all such as feare the Lord,
that nothing them deface.
8 Taste, and consider well therefore,
that God is good and just:
O happy man that maketh him
his only stay and trust.
9 Feare ye the Lord ye holy ones,
above all earthly thing:
For they that feare the living Lord,
are sure to lack nothing.
10 The Lions shall be hunger-bit,
and pin'd with famine much:
But as for them that feare the Lord,
no lack shall be to such.
The second Part.
11 Come neare therefore my children deare
and to my words give eare:
I shall ye teach the perfect way,
how ye the Lord shall feare.
12 Who is the man that would live long
and lead a blessed life?
13 See thou refraine thy tongue and lips
from all deceit and strife.
14 Turn back thy face from doing ill,
and do the godly deed:
Inquire for peace and quietnesse,
and follow it with speed.
15 For why? the eyes of God above,
upon the just are bent:
His eares likewise to heare the plaint
of the poore innocent.
16 But he doth frown and bend his browes
upon the wicked traine:
And cuts away the memory
that should of them remaine.
17 But when the just do call and cry,
the Lord doth heare them so,
That out of paine and misery
forthwith he lets them go.
18 The Lord is kind and stright at hand
to such as be contrite
He saves also the sorrowfull,
the poore and meeke in spirite.
19 Full many be the miseries,
that righteous men do suffer:
But out of all adversities
the Lord doth tjee deliver.
20 The Lord doth so preserve and keep
their very bones alway:
That not so much as one of them
doth perish or decay.
21 The sin shall slay the wicked man,
which he himselfe hath wrought:
And such as hate the righteous man
shall soone be brought to nought.
22 But they that feare the living Lord
the Lord doth save them sound:
And who that put their trust in him,
nothing shall them confound.
|First Line:||I will give laud and honour both|
|Notes:||Sing to Psalm 30|