PSALM 22:19-28
METER:  76 76 D
This is the meter of such hymns as "The Church's One Foundation"

1.  But you, Lord, please stay near me!
    Come quick-ly to my aid!
    Save my life from the sword and
    These dogs who want me dead!
    From li-ons' mouths de-liv-er,
    And from the wild bulls' horns.'
    I'll tell my peo-ple of you,
    Be-fore them praise your name.
2.  You who fear Yah-weh, praise him!
    O Ja-cob, hon-or him!
    O Is-ra-el, re-vere him
    And stand in awe of him!
    He did not turn his back on
    The suff-ering of the poor;
    His face he has not hid-den,
    But an-swers cries for help.
3.  I'll praise you with your peo-ple
    For all you've done, O Lord;
    With all who wor-ship you I
    Will pay up on my vows.
    The poor shall eat and be filled;
    Those who come to the Lord
    Shall praise his name for-ev-er.
    May they pros-per al-ways.
4.  All na-tions will re-mem-ber and turn un-to the Lord;
    From all parts of the whole world,
    From ev-ery race and clime,
    They'll turn to him and wor-ship.
    The Lord our God is King;
    O'er earth he has do-min-ion;
    The na-tions he does rule.

Stanzas 1-2 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanzas 3-4 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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