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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 111

Psalm 111: Praise ye the Lord: with my whole heart

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

1 Praise ye the Lord: with my whole heart I will God’s praise declare, Where the assemblies of the just and congregations are.

2 The whole works of the Lord our God are great above all measure, Sought out they are of ev’ry one that doth therein take pleasure.

3 His work most honourable is, most glorious and pure, And his untainted righteousness for ever doth endure.

4 His works most wonderful he hath made to be thought upon: The Lord is gracious, and he is full of compassion.

5 He giveth meat unto all those that truly do him fear; And evermore his covenant he in his mind will bear.

6 He did the power of his works unto his people show, When he the heathen’s heritage upon them did bestow.

7 His handy-works are truth and right; all his commands are sure: 8 And, done in truth and uprightness, they evermore endure.

9 He sent redemption to his folk; his covenant for aye He did command: holy his name and rev’rend is alway.

10 Wisdom’s beginning is God’s fear: good understanding they Have all that his commands fulfill: his praise endures for aye.