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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 60

Psalm 60: O Lord, thou hast rejected us

To the chief Musician upon Shushan-eduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim, and with Aram-zobah, when Joab returned and smote of Edom, in the valley of Salt, twelve thousand.

Meter: C.M. (8,6,8,6)

1 O Lord, thou hast rejected us, and scatter’d us abroad; Thou justly hast displeased been; return to us, O God.

2 The earth to tremble thou hast made; therein didst breaches make: Do thou thereof the breaches heal, because the land doth shake.

3 Unto thy people thou hard things hast shew’d, and on them sent; And thou hast caused us to drink wine of astonishment.

4 And yet a banner thou hast giv’n to them who thee do fear; That it by them, because of truth, displayed may appear.

5 That thy beloved people may deliver’d be from thrall, Save with the pow’r of thy right hand, and hear me when I call.

6 God in his holiness hath spoke; herein I will take pleasure: Shechem I will divide, and forth will Succoth’s valley measure.

7 Gilead I claim as mine by right; Manasseh mine shall be; Ephraim is of mine head the strength; Judah gives laws for me;

8 Moab’s my washing-pot; my shoe I’ll over Edom throw; And over Palestina’s land I will in triumph go.

9 O who is he will bring me to the city fortify’d? O who is he that to the land of Edom will me guide?

10 O God, which hadest us cast off, this thing wilt thou not do? Ev’n thou, O God, which didest not forth with our armies go?

11 Help us from trouble; for the help is vain which man supplies. 12 Through God we’ll do great acts; he shall tread down our enemies.