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.