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MARTYRS | Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
1650 Scottish Psalter
Melody from Scottish Psalter, 1615 (1635 rhythm)
1 In Judah's land God is well known, his name's in Isr'el great: 2 In Salem is his tabernacle, in Zion is his seat. 3 There arrows of the bow he brake, the shield, the sword, the war. 4 More glorious thou than hills of prey, more excellent art far. 5 Those that were stout of heart are spoiled, they slept their sleep outright; And none of those their hands did find, that were the men of might. 6 When thy rebuke, O Jacob's God, had forth against them past, Their horses and their chariots both were in a dead sleep cast. 7 Thou, Lord, ev'n thou art he that should be feared; and who is he That may stand up before thy sight, if once thou angry be? 8 From heav'n thou judgment caused be heard; the earth was still with fear, 9 When God to judgment rose, to save all meek on earth that were. 10 Surely the very wrath of man unto thy praise redounds: Thou to the remnant of his wrath wilt set restraining bounds. 11 Vow to the Lord your God, and pay: all ye that near him be, Bring gifts and presents unto him; for to be feared is he. 12 By him the sp'rits shall be cut off of those that princes are: Unto the kings that are on earth he fearful doth appear.