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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 115

Psalm 115: Not unto us, Lord, not to us

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

1 Not unto us, Lord, not to us, but do thou glory take Unto thy name, ev’n for thy truth, and for thy mercy’s sake.

2 O wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God now gone? 3 But our God in the heavens is, what pleas’d him he hath done.

4 Their idols silver are and gold, work of men’s hands they be. 5 Mouths have they, but they do not speak; and eyes, but do not see;

6 Ears have they, but they do not hear; noses, but savour not; 7 Hands, feet, but handle not, nor walk; nor speak they through their throat.

8 Like them their makers are, and all on them their trust that build. 9 O Isr’el, trust thou in the Lord, he is their help and shield.

10 O Aaron’s house, trust in the Lord, their help and shield is he. 11 Ye that fear God, trust in the Lord, their help and shield he’ll be.

12 The Lord of us hath mindful been, and he will bless us still: He will the house of Isr’el bless, bless Aaron’s house he will.

13 Both small and great, that fear the Lord, he will them surely bless. 14 The Lord will you, you and your seed, aye more and more increase.

15 O blessed are ye of the Lord, who made the earth and heav’n. 16 The heav’n, ev’n heav’ns, are God’s, but he earth to men’s sons hath giv’n.

17 The dead, nor who to silence go, God’s praise do not record. 18 But henceforth we for ever will bless God. Praise ye the Lord.