PSALM 40:1-11
METER:  LMD (88 88 D)

1.  I wait-ed pa-tient-ly for God;
    He turned to me and heard my cry.
    He pulled me from a dead-ly pit,
    He saved me from the mi-ry bog.
    God set my feet upon a rock,
    My steps he gave se-cur-i-ty.
    He put a new song in my mouth,
    A song of praise un-to our God.
2.  Man-y who see will warn-ing take,
    And put their trust in God the Lord.
    Hap-py are those who trust the Lord
    Rath-er than i-dols and false gods.
    Lord, won-drous things you've done for us;
    There is no one as great as you.
    So won-drous are your plans for us,
    Far more than I could ev-er tell.
3.  You don't want of-fered sac-ri-fice;
    Burnt gifts for sin you do not ask.
    You've giv-en me an ear to hear;
    So I have said, "Lord, here I am!
    My faith-ful-ness you've writ-ten down;
    I love to do your will, O God,
    I keep your teach-ings in my heart."
    I've told the news of how you save.
4.  In the as-sem-bly of your own
    You know I've not re-strained my lips.
    Your sav-ing help I've hid-den not;
    I tell your sav-ing faith-ful-ness;
    Your stead-fast love and faith-ful-ness
    I do not from your peo-ple hide.
    Don't keep your mer-cy from me, Lord;
    In faith-ful love, Lord, keep me safe.

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

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