PSALM 34:1-8, 19-22
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, who an-swered me
And 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.
Many are the right-eous' woes,
But God res-cues from them all.
4. God will e-ven keep their bones,
Not a one will he let break.
Wick-ed ones shall sure-ly die,
Those who hate the just are judged.
God re-deems his ser-vants' 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. 2009 Dale A. Schoening.