Let David, Lord, a constant place

Let David, Lord, a constant place

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1 Let David, Lord, a constant Place
in thy Remembrance find;
Let all the Sorrows he endur'd,
be ever in thy Mind.
2 Remember what a solemn Oath
to Thee, his Lord, he swore;
How to the mighty God he vow'd,
whom Jacob's Sons adore:

3,4 I will not go into my House,
nor to my Bed ascend;
No soft Repose shall close my Eyes,
nor Sleep my Eye-lids bend;
5 'Till for the Lord's design'd Abode
I mark the destin'd Ground;
'Till I a decent Place of Rest
for Jacob's God have found.

6 Th' appointed Place with Shouts of Joy,
at Ephrata we found,
And made the Woods and neighb'ring Fields
our glad Applause resound.
7 O with due Rev'rence let us then
to his Abode repair;
And, prostrate at his Footstool fall'n,
pour out our humble Pray'r.

8 Arise, O Lord, and now possess
thy constant Place of Rest;
Be that, not only with thy Ark,
but with thy Presence blest.
9.10 Cloath Thou thy Priests with Righteousness,
make Thou thy Saints rejoice;
And for thy Servant David's Sake,
hear thy Anointed's Voice.

11 God sware to David in his Truth,
(nor shall his Oath be vain)
One of thy Offspring after thee
upon thy Throne shall reign:
12 And if thy Seed my Cov'nant keep
and so my Laws submit;
Their Children too upon thy Throne
for evermore shall sit.

13,14 For Sion does in God's Esteem
all other Seats excel;
His Place of everlasting Rest,
where He desires to dwell.
15,16 Her Store, says He, I will increase,
her Poor with Plenty bless;
Her Saints shall shout for Joy, her Priests
my saving Health confess.

17 There David's Pow'r shall long remain
in his successive Line,
And my anointed Servant there
shall with fresh Lustre shine.
15 The Faces of his vanquish'd Foes
Confusion shall o'erspread;
Whilst with confirm'd Success, his Crown
shall flourish on his Head.

Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #CXXXII

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First Line: Let David, Lord, a constant place
Source: Tate and Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain