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Psalm 115


[Recommended tunes: Eden, St Thomas, Tallis]



1Not unto us, Lord, not to us,

but do thou glory take

Unto thy name, ev'n for thy truth,

and for thy mercy's sake.

2O wherefore should the heathen say,

Where is their God now gone?

3But our God in the heavens is,

what pleas'd him he hath done.


4Their idols silver are and gold,

work of men's hands they be.

5Mouths have they, but they do not speak;

and eyes, but do not see;

6Ears have they, but they do not hear;

noses, but savour not;

7Hands, feet, but handle not, nor walk;

nor speak they through their throat.


8Like them their makers are, and all

on them their trust that build.

9O Isr'el, trust thou in the Lord,

he is their help and shield.

10O Aaron's house, trust in the Lord,

their help and shield is he.

11Ye that fear God, trust in the Lord,

their help and shield he'll be.


12The Lord of us hath mindful been,

and he will bless us still:

He will the house of Isr'el bless,

bless Aaron's house he will.

13Both small and great, that fear the Lord,

he will them surely bless.

14The Lord will you, you and your seed,

aye more and more increase.


15O blessed are ye of the Lord,

who made the earth and heav'n.

16The heav'n, ev'n heav'ns, are God's, but he

earth to men's sons hath giv'n.

17The dead, nor who to silence go,

God's praise do not record.

18But henceforth we for ever will

bless God. Praise ye the Lord.



The Psalms in Metre