PSALM 138
METER:  14 14 11 8
SUGGESTED TUNE:  LOBE DEN HERREN
This is the meter of the hymn "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"

1.  I'll praise you, Lord, with my whole heart; I sing prais-es to you.
    Be-fore your Tem-ple I bow down and give thanks un-to you,
    For con-stant is your love and your faith-ful-ness;
    You sur-pass your rep-u-ta-tion.
2.  You an-swered when I called, and my weak soul you did strength-en.
    Rul-ers of earth, Lord, shall praise you, for your words have they heard.
    And they shall sing of all the ways of the Lord;
    Great is the glo-ry of Yah-weh.
3.  Though God is high, he takes ser-ious-ly all of the hum-ble.
    Haugh-ty ones can-not hide from him, though they far a-way be.
    You save my life; when trou-bles are all a-round,
    You save me from ad-ver-sar-ies.
4.  God will ful-fill the great pur-pose that he has as-signed me.
    Your stead-fast love, O Lord, is ev-er-last-ing un-to me.
    Do not for-sake all of the work of your hands.
    Do not a-ban-don your great work.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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