Psalm 107

Music:

FOUNTAIN, B♭ Major
https://www.dropbox.com/s/418z2ew7kn2oefn/FOUNTAIN-6v-BbMaj.m4a?dl=0
link to song sheet vv1-16 | 17-32 | 33-43

Lyrics:

Psalm 107.1  O praise the LORD, for He is good;
His mercies still endure;
2 Thus say the ransomed of the LORD,
from all their foes secure.
3 He gathered them from out the lands,
from north, south, east, and west.
4 They wandered in the wilderness,
no city found to rest.

5 Their weary soul within them faints
when thirst and hunger press;
6 In trouble to the LORD they cried;
He saved them from distress.
7 He made the way before them straight,
and He became their guide,
that they might to a city go
in which they would abide.

8 Let them give thanks unto the LORD
for all His kindness shown,
and for His works so wonderful
which He to men makes known.
9 Because the longing soul by Him
with food is satisfied;
the hungry soul that looks to Him
with goodness is supplied.

10 Some people in the darkness lived,
in death’s shade did abide,
the prisoners of misery
with chains of iron tied,
11 Because against the words of God
they in rebellion turned,
and counsel of the One Most High
they had despised and spurned.

12 He therefore humbled them with toil;
they fell without redress.
13 In trouble to the LORD they cried;
He saved them from distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness great
and took them from death’s shade;
He broke apart the iron bands
which had them helpless made.

15 Let them give thanks unto the LORD
for all His kindness shown,
and for His works so wonderful
which He to men makes known.
16 For He the mighty gates of bronze
Has shattered with a stroke;
He cut the bars of iron off
and them asunder broke.

17 For trespass and iniquity
fools were afflicted here.
18 Their soul abhorred all food; and they
to gates of death drew near.
19 In trouble to the LORD they cried;
He saved them from distress;
20 He sent His word to make them whole
and lift from wretchedness.

21 Let them give thanks unto the LORD
for all His kindness shown,
and for His works so wonderful
which He to men makes known.
22 And let them offer thanks to Him,
the sacrifice of praise;
His works let them declare abroad,
in songs their voices raise.

23 To those who go to sea in ships
and on great waters trade,
24 the works and wonders of the LORD
are in the deep displayed.
25 For His commands stirred up the wind
that with a tempest blows;
it lifted waters of the sea;
great rolling waves arose.

26 To heaven mounted ships and men,
then sank to depths again;
their souls were melted and were faint
with fear and trouble then.
27 They staggered, reeled, like drunken men;
no skill could they express.
28 In trouble to the LORD they cried;
He saved them from distress.

29 The storm He changed into a calm
by His command and will,
and so the waves which raged before
now quiet were and still.
30 Then they were glad, because at rest
and quiet was the sea.
He led them to the haven thus
where they desired to be.

31 Let them give thanks unto the LORD
for all His kindness shown.
And for His works so wonderful
which He to men makes known.
32 Among the people where they meet
let them exalt His name.
And where the elders have their seat
let them His praise proclaim.

33 He changes streams to wilderness
and springs to thirsty ground,
34 A fruitful land to salty waste,
when peoples’ sins abound.
35 He turns the desert to a lake,
dry land to water springs,
36 And that they may prepare a home
37 The hungry there He brings.

They plant their vineyards, sow their fields;
rich harvest there they grow;
38 His blessing makes them multiply,
their herds no decrease know.
39 Again they much diminished are
and brought to low estate
through sorrow and adversity
and through oppression great.

40 For He contempt on princes pours;
He lets them go astray
and wander in the wilderness
where there is not a way.
41 But He from trouble lifts the poor
by setting them on high,
and like a flock in families
He makes them multiply.

42 When this the upright ones observe,
they greatly shall rejoice,
and all unrighteousness, ashamed,
shall cease to raise its voice.
43 Is any wise? He’ll heed these things
which verses here record,
and he’ll consider well the love
and kindness of the LORD.

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