Psalm 4: Give ear unto me when I call
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.
Meter: C.M. (8,6,8,6)
1 Give ear unto me when I call, God of my righteousness: Have mercy, hear my pray’r; thou hast enlarg’d me in distress.
2 O ye the sons of men! how long will ye love vanities? How long my glory turn to shame, and will ye follow lies?
3 But know, that for himself the Lord the godly man doth chuse: The Lord, when I on him do call, to hear will not refuse.
4 Fear, and sin not; talk with your heart on bed, and silent be. 5 Off ‘rings present of righteousness, and in the Lord trust ye.
6 O who will shew us any good? is that which many say: But of thy countenance the light, Lord, lift on us alway.
7 Upon my heart, bestow’d by thee, more gladness I have found Than they, ev’n then, when corn and wine did most with them abound.
8 I will both lay me down in peace, and quiet sleep will take; Because thou only me to dwell in safety, Lord, dost make.