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Psalm 86
FARRANT | Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
1650 Scottish Psalter
Richard Farrant, c. 1525-1580 Adapted by John Hilton, d. 1608
1 O Lord, do thou bow down thine ear, and hear me graciously; Because I sore afflicted am, and am in poverty. 2 Because I'm holy, let my soul by thee preservèd be: O thou my God, thy servant save, that puts his trust in thee. 3 Sith unto thee I daily cry, be merciful to me. 4 Rejoice thy servant's soul; for, Lord, I lift my soul to thee. 5 For thou art gräcious, O Lord, and ready to forgive; And rich in mercy, all that call upon thee to relieve. 6 Hear, Lord, my prayer; unto the voice of my request attend: 7 In troublous times I'll call on thee; for thou wilt answer send. 8 Lord, there is none among the gods that may with thee compare; And like the works which thou hast done, not any work is there. 9 All nations whom thou mad'st shall come and worship rev'rently Before thy face; and they, O Lord, thy name shall glorify. 10 Because thou art exceeding great, and works by thee are done Which are to be admired; and thou art God thyself alone. 11 Teach me thy way, and in thy truth, O Lord, then walk will I; Unite my heart, that I thy name may fear continually. 12 O Lord my God, with all my heart to thee I will give praise; And I the glory will ascribe unto thy name always: 13 Because thy mercy towàrd me in greatness doth excel; And thou delivered hast my soul out from the lowest hell. 14 O God, the proud against me rise, and vi'lent men have met, That for my soul have sought; and thee before them have not set. 15 But thou art full of pity, Lord, a God most gräcious, Long-suffering, and in thy truth and mercy plenteous. 16 O turn to me thy countenance, and mercy on me have; Thy servant strengthen, and the son of thine own handmaid save. 17 Show me a sign for good, that they which do me hate may see, And be ashamed; because thou, Lord, didst help and comfort me.