God's mercies I will ever sing

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1 God’s mercies I will ever sing;
and with my mouth I shall
thy faithfulness make to be known
to generations all.
2 For mercy shall be built, said I,
for ever to endure;
thy faithfulness even in the heavens
thou wilt establish sure.

3 I with my chosen one have made
a covenant graciously;
and to my servant whom I loved,
to David sworn have I;
4 that I thy seed establish shall
for ever to remain,
and will to generations all
thy throne build and maintain.

5 The praises of thy wonders, Lord,
the heavens shall express;
the assembly of the holy ones
shall praise thy faithfulness.
6 For who in heaven with the Lord
may once himself compare?
Who is like God among the sons
of those that mighty are?

7 Great fear in meeting of the saints
is due unto the Lord;
and he of all about him should
with reverence be adored.
8 O Lord, the God of hosts, who can
to thee compared be?
The might One, the Lord, whose truth
doth round encompass thee.

9 Even in the raging of the sea
thou over it dost reign;
and when the waves thereof do rise,
thou stillest them again.
10 Rahab in pieces thou didst break,
like one that slaughtered is;
and with thy mighty arm thou hast
dispersed thine enemies.

11 The heavens are thine, thou for thine own
the earth dost also take;
the world, and fulness of the same,
thou by thy power didst make.
12 The north and south from thee alone
their first beginning had;
both Tabor mount and Hermon hill
shall in thy name be glad.

13 Thou hast an arm that’s full of power,
thy hand is great in might;
and thy right hand exceedingly
exalted is in height.
14 Justice and judgment of thy throne
are made the dwelling-place;
mercy, accompanied with truth,
shall go before thy face.1

15 O greatly blessed the people are
the joyful sound that know;
in brightness of thy face, O Lord,
they ever on shall go.
16 They in thy name shall all the day
rejoice exceedingly;
and in thy righteousness shall they
exalted be on high.

17 Because the glory of their strength
doth only stand in thee;
and in thy favour shall our horn
and power exalted be.
18 For to the Lord belongs our shield,
that doth us safety bring:
and unto Israel's Holy One
the man that is our king.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P89b

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First Line: God's mercies I will ever sing
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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