PSALM 37:1-11, 39-40
METER: LM (88 88)
SUGGESTED TUNE: CANONBURY or OLD 100TH
This is the meter of such hymns as "Lord, Speak to Me" and "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow"
1. Don't fret because of wicked ones,
Don't get upset because of them.
They soon will dry up like the grass
And like a green herb fade away.
2. Trust in the Lord, and do what's good,
And in the land you'll dwell secure.
Be happy in the Lord, and he
Will give you what your heart desires.
3. Commit your way unto the Lord,
Trust in him, and he will help you.
God will save you, sure as the dawn,
And vindicate sure as noonday.
4. Be still and wait for God to act.
Don't fret o'er those who prosper while
They go about and do what's wrong.
Refrain from anger and from wrath.
5. Don't fret, it only trouble brings.
The wicked shall be driven out,
But those who wait upon the Lord
Shall ever Yahweh's land possess.
6. The wicked soon shall be no more;
You'll look for them, but will not find.
The lowly shall possess the land,
And have prosperity and peace.
7. The Lord will save the righteous ones,
In trouble he will keep them safe.
The Lord helps them and rescues them,
He saves them, for he shelters them.
Stanzas 1-6 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening. Stanza 7 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.