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GLOUCESTER | Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
1650 Scottish Psalter
Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621
1 Praise ye the Lord: with my whole heart I will God's praise declare, Where the assemblies of the just and congregations are. 2 The whole works of the Lord our God are great above all measure, Sought out they are of ev'ry one that doth therein take pleasure. 3 His work most honorable is, most glorious and pure, And his untainted righteousness for ever doth endure. 4 His works most wonderful he hath made to be thought upon: The Lord is gracious, and he is full of compässion. 5 He giveth meat unto all those that truly do him fear; And evermore his covenant he in his mind will bear. 6 He did the power of his works unto his people show, When he the heathen's heritage upon them did bestow. 7 His handy-works are truth and right; all his commands are sure: 8 And, done in truth and uprightness, they evermore endure. 9 He sent redemption to his folk; his covenant for aye He did command: holy his name and rev'rend is alway. 10 Wisdom's beginning is God's fear: good understanding they Have all that his commands fulfill: his praise endures for aye.