METER:  10 10 11 11
This is the meter of such hymns as "O Worship the King" and "Ye Servants of God."
NOTE:  If using only vv. 8-13 (an option for Proper 10, Year A), use stanzas 4 and 5.

1.  O God, it is right to praise you in Zi'n
    And keep our vows, for you an-swer our pray'rs.
    All flesh will come to you be-cause of their sins.
    When our faults de-feat us, all them you for-give.
2.  Blest are they you choose to live in your courts.
    Your Tem-ple's good things shall sat-is-fy us.
    With dread deeds you save us, our Sav-ior, our God,
    The hope of all earth and the farth-est of seas.
3.  The moun-tains you raised to show forth your strength.
    You calm the seas' roar, the peo-ples' up-roar.
    The whole world is awed by the great things you've done;
    And joy-ous shouts rise from earth's ends at your deeds.
4.  You nur-ture the earth, en-rich it with rain;
    Your riv-er is full, the grain you pro-vide.
    You send rains a-bun-dant up-on the plowed fields.
    You set-tle it, soft-en it, bless it with growth.
5.  Rich har-vests you give, plen-ty fol-lows you.
    The pas-tures have flocks, the hills ring with joy.
    The mea-dows have sheep, and the val-leys bear grain,
    And ev-ery-thing shouts forth and sings out for joy.

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

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