O praise the Lord, for He is good, His mercies ne'er decay (New England Psalm Book)

O praise the Lord, for He is good, His mercies ne'er decay (New England Psalm Book)

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1 O praise the LORD, for He is good,
his mercies ne'er decay:
2 And that his mercies ever last,
let thankful Isr'el say.
3 Their sense of his eternal love
let Aaron's house declare:
4 And that it fails not, let all say,
all who Jehovah fear.

5 To the almighty JAH I cry'd
in my extreme distress;
And JAH, on high me heard,and brought
into this happy place.
6 The LORD is for me; I'll not fear
what man to me can do:
7 The LORD is with my helping friends;
and I will face my foe.

8 'Tis better on the LORD to trust,
than trust in man's defence;
9 Better to trust the LORD than place
in princes confidence.

[2 Part]
10 All nations round environ'd me,
design'd my fatal fall;
But in JEHOVAH's mighty name
I overcame them all.
11 They compass'd me, again, again,
and try'd my utter fall;
But in JEHOVAH's mighty name
I did subdue them all.

12 Like angry bees they round me swarm'd,
rag'd like a thorny flame;
Yet quenched and destroyed were,
but in JEHOVAH's name.
13 When they push'd hard to beat me down,
JEHOVAH helped me.
14 The mighty JAH my strength, my song,
and saving help is He.

15 In tents of righteous men is heard
the voice of health and joy:
The Lord's right hand gives mighty strength
and works most mightily,
16 JEHOVAH by his mighty pow'r
advances them on high:
The Lord's right hand gives mighty strength
and works most mightily.

[3 Part]
17 I shall not die, but longer live,
and gratefully declare
The works of our almighty JAH,
how wonderful they are.
18 For JAH hath sorely me chastiz'd,
till just of life bereav'd:
But kindly from the gates of death,
my fainting life repriev'd.

19 O set wide open now to me
the gates of righteousness;
And I will enter them, and there
the praise of JAH confess.
20 This gate, JEHOVAH's blessed gate,
into his house doth lead:
The righteous love to enter in;
and entering in are glad.

21 Among these righteous ones I'll be,
and praise on Thee bestow;
For Thou hast heard me, and to Thee
I my salvation owe.
22 The stone the builders did despise,
and utterly disclaim,
Is now the chief and corner stone,
which bares up all the frame.
23 This work JEHOVAH's mighty pow'r
hath brought to pass alone;
And we in great amazement stand,
to see what He hath done.

[4 Part]
24 This is the great and blessed day
the LORD himself hath made;
And we will all therein rejoice,
and be exceeding glad.
25 JEHOVAH we now Thee beseech
SALVATION TO AFFORD:
We humbly Thee entreat now send
prosperity, O LORD!

26 He that comes in JEHOVAH's name
O let him blessed be.
Out of JEHOVAH's house to you
a blessing wish do we.
27 God is JEHOVAH, who to us
hath made his light to rise:
Bind therefore to his altar's horns
with cords, our sacrifice.

28 Thou art my God, and I'll proclaim
for evermore thy praise:
Thou art my God, and thy great name
my thankful song shall raise,
29 O to JEHOVAH give ye thanks;
immensely good is He,
Because his mercy doth endure
ev'n to eternity.

Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #PCXVIII

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First Line: O praise the Lord, for He is good, His mercies ne'er decay (New England Psalm Book)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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