Psalm 57

Music:

GERMANY

Lyrics:

Psalm 57.1  Thy mercy, God, to me extend
on Thy protection I depend,
and to Thy wings for shelter haste
until this storm be overpast.

2 To Him I will in trouble cry,
the sov’reign judge and God Most High,
who wonders hath for me begun,
and will not leave His work undone.

3 For He from heav’n shall quell the pow’r
of him who would my life devour;
forth shall His truth and mercy send,
and my distracted soul defend.

4 For I with cruel men converse,
like hungry lions wild and fierce;
with men whose teeth are spears their words
envenomed darts and two-edg’d swords.

5 Be Thou, O God, exalted high;
and, as Thy glory fills the sky,
so be it o’er the earth displayed,
and Thou, as there, be here, obeyed!

6 To take me they their net prepared;
my sinking soul almost despaired;
but they are fall’n by Thy decree,
into the pit they dug for me.

7 O God, my heart is fixed, ’tis bent,
its thankful tribute to present,
and with my heart my voice I’ll raise
to Thee, my God, in songs of praise.

8 Awake my glory, harp and lute,
no longer let your strings be mute;
and I, my tuneful part to take,
will with the early dawn awake.

9 Thy praises, Lord, I will resound
to all the listening nations round;
10 Thy mercy highest heav’n transcends,
Thy truth beyond the clouds extends.

11 Be Thou, O God, exalted high!
and, as Thy glory fills the sky,
so be it o’er the earth displayed,
and Thou, as there, be here obeyed.