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Psalm 4
ABBEY | Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
1650 Scottish Psalter
Melody from Scottish Psalter, 1615
1 Give ear unto me when I call, God of my righteousness; Have mercy, hear my prayer; thou hast enlarged me in distress. 2 O ye the sons of men! how long will ye love vanities? How long my glory turn to shame, and will ye follow lies? 3 But know, that for himself the Lord the godly man doth choose: The Lord, when I on him do call, to hear will not refuse. 4 Fear, and sin not; talk with your heart on bed, and silent be. 5 Off'rings present of righteousness, and in the Lord trust ye. 6 O who will show us any good? is that which many say: But of thy countenance the light, Lord, lift on us alway. 7 Upon my heart, bestowed by thee, more gladness I have found Than they, ev'n then, when corn and wine did most with them abound. 8 I will both lay me down in peace, and quiet sleep will take; Because thou only me to dwell in safety, Lord, dost make.