This is the meter of such hymns as "Jesus Shall Reign" and "Lord, Speak to Me"

1.  Hap-py are they who are for-giv'n,
    Who have been par-doned for their sins.
    Blest they in whom God finds no wrong
    And who are free from all de-ceit.
2.  When I did not con-fess my sins,
    I cried un-til I was worn out.
    You pun-ished me till strength was drained
    Like moist-ure dried by sum-mer's heat.
3.  Then I con-fessed my sins to you;
    I did not hide what I had done,
    But said, "I will con-fess my sin."
    And you for-gave me all my guilt.
4.  Let saints pray to you when in need;
    When trou-bles flood, they won't be reached.
    You hide me, sav-ing me from woe;
    Sur-round-ing me, you keep me safe.
5.  God says, "I'll teach you in my way,
    Ad-vise you in the way to go.
    Don't be dull like a horse or mule
    Which needs a bri-dle and a bit."
6.  The wick-ed suf-fer many pains.
    Love sur-rounds those who trust in God.
    Be glad in him, re-joice, O saints,
    And shout for joy, you god-ly ones!

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

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