PSALM 30
METER:  87 87 67 67
TUNE:  GREENSLEEVES
Best known as the tune for "What Child Is This?"

1.  I will ex-tol you, Lord our God,
    For you have brought sal-va-tion;
    You kept my mor-tal en-e-mies
    From gloat-ing o'er my down-fall.
    O Lord, I cried for help
    And you brought heal-ing to me.
    From death you saved my soul,
    And you re-stored life to me.
2.  Sing praise to God, O you his saints,
    Give thanks to his name ho-ly.
    His an-ger for a mo-ment lasts,
    His fa-vor lasts a life-time.
    Weep-ing may last the night,
    But joy comes with the morn-ing.
    Weep-ing may last the night,
    But joy comes with the morn-ing.
3.  I said in my pros-per-i-ty,
    "I nev-er shall be shak-en."
    Your fa-vor had es-tab-lished me
    With strength like to a moun-tain.
    But then you hid your face,
    And then dis-may came o'er me.
    But then you hid your face,
    And then dis-may came o'er me.
4.  To you, O Lord my God, I cried,
    And sup-pli-ca-tion ren-dered:
    "What pro-fit is there if I die,
    If to the Pit I go down?
    Lord, will the dust praise you?
    Will it tell that you're faith-ful?
    Hear and be gra-cious, Lord!
    O Lord, you are my help-er!
5.  My mourn-ing you have turned to dance;
    My sack-cloth you have tak-en
    And gird-ed me with clothes of joy;
    My soul will not be si-lent.
    My soul will praise you, Lord;
    I'll give you thanks for-ev-er.
    My soul will praise you, Lord;
    I'll give you thanks for-ev-er.

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

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