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Bay Psalm Book: Psalm 144

A psalm of David.

1 O Let Jehovah blessed be

who is my rock of might,

who doth instruct my hands to war,

and my fingers to fight.

2 My goodness, fortress, my high tow’r,

and that doth set me free:

my shield, my trust, which doth subdue

my people under me.

3 Jehovah, what is man, that thou

knowledge of him doth take?

what is the son of man, that thou

account of him dost make?

4 Man’s like to vanity: his days

pass like a shade away.

5 Lord, bow the heav’ns, come down and touch

the mounts and smoke shall they.

6 Lightning cast forth, and scatter them:

thine arrows shoot, them rout,

7 Thine hand o send thou from above,

do thou redeem me out.

And rid me from the waters great:

from hand of strangers brood:

8 Whose mouth speaks lies, their right hand is

a right hand of falsehood.


9 O God, new songs I’ll sing to thee:

upon the Psaltery,

and on ten stringed instrument

to thee sing praise will I.

10 It’s he that giveth unto Kings

safety victorious:

his servant David he doth save

from sword pernicious.

11 Rid me from hand of strange children,

whose mouth speaks vanity:

and their right hand a right hand is

of lying falsity:

12 That like as plants which are grown up

in youth may be our sons;

our daughters palace like may be

polish’d as corner stones:

13 Our garners full, affording store

of every sort of meats;

our cattle bringing thousands forth,

ten thousands in our streets:

14 Strong let our oxen be to work,

that breaking in none be

nor going out: that so our streets

may from complaints be free.

15 O blessed shall the people be

whose state is such as this:

o blessed shall the people be,

whose God Jehovah is.