PSALM 34:1-10, 22
METER:  77 77 77
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.

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