PSALM 145:8-9, 14-21
METER:  CM (86 86)
This is the meter for such hymns as "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night" and "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing."

1.  The Lord is kind and mer-ci-ful,
    Gra-cious and slow to wrath.
    The Lord is good to all, and he
    Has mer-cy on his works.
2.  Those who are fall-ing he up-holds,
    He rais-es those bowed down.
    The eyes of all look un-to you,
    You give them food when due.
3.  Your hand you o-pen, and you fill
    Each liv-ing thing's de-sire.
    The Lord is just in all his ways,
    And kind in all he does.
4.  The Lord is near to all who call
    Up-on his name in truth.
    His faith-ful ones' de-sire he fills,
    He hears their cry, he saves.
5.  The Lord pro-tects all who love him;
    The wick-ed he de-stroys.
    My mouth will speak the praise of God,
    His ho-ly name to bless.
6.  Let all flesh bless God's ho-ly name
    For ag-es with-out end;
    Let all flesh bless God's ho-ly name
    For ag-es with-out end.

Reprinted by permssion of the publisher from a 2002 adaptation of material found in Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1998 Dale A. Schoening.

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