PSALM 34:1-10, 22
METER: 77 77 77
SUGGESTED TUNE: DIX
This is the meter of the hymn "For the Beauty of the Earth"
1. I will bless God at all times;
Praise shall e'er be in my mouth.
In the Lord my soul does boast;
Let th' af-flict-ed hear with joy.
Mag-ni-fy the Lord with me,
All to-geth-er praise God's name!
2. I sought God; he an-swered me,
He saved me from all my fears.
Look to him, be ra-di-ant;
So you'll nev-er be a-shamed.
When I cried, the Lord heard me,
From my trou-bles God saved me.
3. 'Round all those who fear the Lord
Camps God's an-gel, sav-ing them.
Taste and see that God is good!
Hap-py those who trust in him.
Fear the Lord, O you his saints!
Those who fear God do not want.
4. The young li-ons suf-fer want,
Hun-gry due to lack of food,
But those who o-bey the Lord
Shall lack no-thing that is good.
God re-deems his serv-ants' lives;
None are lost whom he de-fends.
Stanzas 1-2 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening. Stanzas 3-4 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening. Alt. 2002 Dale A. Schoening.