[Recommended tunes: Gainsborough, Dunfermline, Glenluce]
1O come, let us sing to the Lord:
come, let us ev'ry one
joyful noise make to the Rock
of our salvation.
2Let us before his presence come
with praise and thankful voice;
us sing psalms to him with grace,
and make a joyful noise.
3For God, a great God, and great King,
above all gods he is.
4Depths of the earth are in his hand,
the strength of hills is his.
5To him the spacious sea belongs,
for he the same did make;
dry land also from his hands
its form at first did take.
6O come, and let us worship him,
let us bow down withal,
on our knees before the Lord
our Maker let us fall.
7For he's our God, the people we
of his own pasture are,
of his hand the sheep; to-day,
if ye his voice will hear,
8Then harden not your hearts, as in
in the desert, on the day
of the tentation:
9When me your fathers tempt'd and prov'd,
and did my working see;
10Ev'n for the space of forty years
this race hath grieved me.
said, This people errs in heart,
my ways they do not know:
11To whom I sware in wrath, that to
my rest they should not go.
The Psalms in Metre