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Psalm 85
ICONIUM | Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
1650 Scottish Psalter
Probably by James Nares, 1715-1783
1 O Lord, thou hast been favorable to thy belovèd land: Jacob's captivity thou hast recalled with mighty hand. 2 Thou pardonèd thy people hast all their iniquities; Thou all their trespasses and sins hast covered from thine eyes. 3 Thou took'st off all thine ire, and turn'dst from thy wrath's furiousness. 4 Turn us, God of our health, and cause thy wrath 'gainst us to cease. 5 Shall thy displeasure thus endure against us without end? Wilt thou to generations all thine anger forth extend? 6 That in thee may thy people joy, wilt thou not us revive? 7 Show us thy mercy, Lord, to us do thy salvation give. 8 I'll hear what God the Lord will speak: to his folk he'll speak peace, And to his saints; but let them not return to foolishness. 9 To them that fear him surely near is his salvätion; That glory in our land may have her habitätion. 10 Truth met with mercy, righteousness and peace kissed mutually: 11 Truth springs from earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven high. 12 Yea, what is good the Lord shall give; our land shall yield increase: 13 Justice, to set us in his steps, shall go before his face.