PSALM 34:1-8, 19-22
METER:  77 77 77
This is the meter of the hymn "For the Beauty of the Earth"

1.  I will bless God at all times;
    Praise shall e'er be in my mouth.
    In the Lord my soul does boast;
    Let th' af-flict-ed hear with joy.
    Mag-ni-fy the Lord with me,
    All to-geth-er praise God's name!
2.  I sought God, who an-swered me
    And saved me from all my fears.
    Look to him, be ra-di-ant;
    So you'll nev-er be a-shamed.
    When I cried, the Lord heard me,
    From my trou-bles God saved me.
3.  'Round all those who fear the Lord
    Camps God's an-gel, sav-ing them.
    Taste and see that God is good!
    Hap-py those who trust in him.
    Many are the right-eous' woes,
    But God res-cues from them all.
4.  God will e-ven keep their bones,
    Not a one will he let break.
    Wick-ed ones shall sure-ly die,
    Those who hate the just are judged.
    God re-deems his ser-vants' lives;
    None are lost whom he de-fends.

Stanzas 1-2 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanzas 3-4 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.  Alt. 2009 Dale A. Schoening.

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