A psalm for Solomon.
1 O GOD, thy judgments give the King,
and thy justice to the Kings Son.
2 He shall thy folk with justice judge,
and to thy poor see judgment done,
3 The mountains shall abundantly
unto the people bring forth peace:
the little hills shall bring the same,
by executing righteousness.
4 Poor of the people he shall judge,
and children of the needy save;
and he in pieces shall break down
each one that them oppressed have.
5 They shall thee fear, while Sun and moon
endure through generations all.
6 Like rain on mown grass he shall come:
as showers on earth distilling-fall.
7 The just shall flourish in his days,
and store of peace till no moon be.
8 And from the sea unto the sea,
from sloud to lands end reign shall he.
9 They that within the wilderness
do dwell, before him bow they must:
and they who are his enemies
they verily shall lick the dust.
10 Upon him presents shall bestow
of Tarshish, and the Iles, the Kings,
Shebahs, and Sebahs Kings also,
shall unto him give offerings.
11 Yea to him all the kings shall fall,
and serve him every nation:
12 For needy crying save he shall,
the poor, and helper that hath none.
13 The poor and needy he shall spare;
and the souls’ of the needy save.
14 Their souls’ from fraud and violence
by him shall free redemption have:
And precious in his sight shall be
15 the blood of them. And he shall live,
and unto him shall every one
of purest gold of Shebah give:
Also each one their humble pray’r
in his behalf shall make always:
and everyone his blessedness
shall daily celebrate with praise.
16 Of corn an handful there shall be
ith land the mountains tops upon,
the fruit whereof shall moving shake
like to the trees of Lebanon:
And they that of the city be
like grass on earth shall flourish all.
17 His name for ever shall endure
as long as Sun continue shall:
So shall his name continued be,
and men in him themselves shall bless,
and all the nations of the world
shall him the blessed one profess.
18 O let Jehovah blessed be,
the God, the God of Israel,
he worketh by himself alone
such things whereat men may marvel.
19 And blessed be his glorious name
for ever, let the whole earth be
fill’d full with glory of the same,
Amen, also Amen say we.
This. After the common tunes.
19 And aye be blest his glorious name,
also let the earth all
be filled with his glorious fame,
Amen, and so it shall.
20 The prayers of David, the
Son of Jesse, are