PSALM 72:1-7, 18-19
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. Bless the God of Is-ra-el,
Who a-lone does won-drous things.
Al-ways bless God's ho-ly name;
May his glo-ry fill the earth.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.