PSALM 72:1-7, 10-14

SETTING A
METER:  77 77
SUGGESTED TUNES:  ORIENTIS PARTIBUS, GLORIA (without refrain)
This is the meter of the hymn "Savior, Teach Me Day by Day," as well as the stanza portions of "Angels We Have Heard on HIgh" and "Jesus Loves Me"

1.  Give the king your just-ice, Lord,
    Share it with your roy-al son.
    May he just-ly rule your folk
    And give just-ice to th' op-pressed.
2.  May the land be pros-per-ous,
    May the hills know right-eous-ness.
    May he be fair to the poor,
    Help them, but op-pres-sors crush.
3.  May your peo-ple wor-ship you
    Long as there's a sun to shine,
    So long as the moon gives light,
    Through-out gen-e-ra-tions all.
4.  May the king be like the show'rs
    Fall-ing on the lands and fields.
    In his days may just-ice grow,
    And peace last long as the moon.
5.  May the rul-ers trib-ute bring,
    Those of Tar-shish and the isles,
    Those from She-ba, Se-ba, too,
    May they bring gifts to the king.
6.  May all kings bow down to him,
    May the na-tions all serve him.
    For he heeds the need-y's call,
    Helps the poor and help-less ones.
7.  He takes pit-y on the weak,
    And he saves the poor ones' lives.
    He re-deems from vi-o-lence;
    Pre-cious is their blood to him.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.

SETTING B
METER:  77 77 77 77 77
SUGGESTED TUNE:  MENDELSSOHN
This is the meter of the hymn "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing."

1.  Give the king your just-ice, Lord,
    Share it with your roy-al son.
    May he just-ly rule your folk
    And give just-ice to th' op-pressed.
    May the land be pros-per-ous,
    May the hills know right-eous-ness.
    May he be fair to the poor,
    Help them, but op-pres-sors crush.
    May he be fair to the poor,
    Help them, but op-pres-sors crush.
2.  May your peo-ple wor-ship you
    Long as there's a sun to shine,
    So long as the moon gives light,
    Through-out gen-e-ra-tions all.
    May the king be like the show'rs
    Fall-ing on the lands and fields.
    In his days may just-ice grow,
    And peace last long as the moon.
    In his days may just-ice grow,
    And peace last long as the moon.
3.  May the rul-ers of far lands
    Bring their gifts un-to the king.
    May all kings bow down to him,
    May the na-tions all serve him.
    For he heeds the need-y's call,
    Helps the poor and help-less ones.
    He takes pit-y on the weak,
    And he saves the poor ones' lives.
    He re-deems from vi-o-lence;
    Pre-cious is their blood to him.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.  Adapted 2010 Dale A. Schoening.

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