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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 62

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Psalm 62: My soul with expectation

To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.

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

1 My soul with expectation depends on God indeed; My strength and my salvation doth from him alone proceed.

2 He only my salvation is, and my strong rock is he: He only is my sure defence; much mov’d I shall not be.

3 How long will ye against a man plot mischief? ye shall all Be slain; ye as a tott’ring fence shall be, and bowing wall.

4 They only plot to cast him down from his excellency: They joy in lies; with mouth they bless, but they curse inwardly.

5 My soul, wait thou with patience upon thy God alone; On him dependeth all my hope and expectation.

6 He only my salvation is, and my strong rock is he; He only is my sure defence: I shall not moved be.

7 In God my glory placed is, and my salvation sure; In God the rock is of my strength, my refuge most secure.

8 Ye people, place your confidence in him continually; Before him pour ye out your heart: God is our refuge high.

9 Surely mean men are vanity, and great men are a lie; In balance laid, they wholly are more light than vanity.

10 Trust ye not in oppression, in robb’ry be not vain; On wealth set not your hearts, when as increased is your gain.

11 God hath it spoken once to me, yea, this I heard again, That power to Almighty God alone doth appertain.

12 Yea, mercy also unto thee belongs, O Lord, alone: For thou according to his work rewardest ev’ry one.