PSALM 132:1-18
METER:  14 14 11 8
This is the meter of the hymn "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"
NOTE:  If only using verses 1-12, use stanzas 1-4.

1.  O Lord, do not for-get all of the hard-ships of Da-vid,
    How he pledged to the Lord, the Might-y One, God of Ja-cob:
    "I'll not go home or rest or get an-y sleep
    Un-til the Lord has his own home."
2.  We heard in Beth-le-hem, we found it in Ja-ar's re-gion:
    "Let us go to God's home; let us bow down at his foot-stool."
    Rise up, O Lord, go to the place of your rest,
    Come with the ark of your pow-er.
3.  Clothe priests with just-ice, and let joy-ful people shout prais-es.
    For D-avid's sake look with fa-vor up-on your a-noint-ed.
    God swore to him an oath which he'll not de-ny:
    "One of your sons al-ways shall reign."
4.   "If your sons keep the a-gree-ment I've made with your peo-ple
    And all the teach-ings that I will give for their in-struc-tion,
    Their sons as well shall sit and rule from your throne,
    This is my prom-ise for-ev-er."
5.  The Lord has cho-sen to make his home up-on Mount Zi-on:
    "Here I will al-ways rest, I want to make this my dwell-ing.
    I will pro-vide; food I will give to the poor.
    The priests have al-ways my bless-ing."
6.  "Her peo-ple shall re-joice, sing-ing and shout-ing their prais-es.
    Here one of Da-vid's sons I will make into a great king.
    I'll shame his foes; Mes-si-ah's lamp I'll pre-pare,
    Da-vid's crown shines on his count-enance.

Stanzas 1-4 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanzas 5-6 copyright 2000 Dale A. Schoening.

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