Psalm 34:1. First Part. L. M.
God’s care of the saints; or, Deliverance by prayer.
Lord, I will bless thee all my days,
Thy praise shall dwell upon my tongue;
My soul shall glory in thy grace,
While saints rejoice to hear the song.
Come, magnify the Lord with me,
Come, let us all exalt his name;
I sought th’ eternal God, and he
Has not expos’d my hope to shame.
I told him all my secret grief,
My secret groaning reach’d his ears;
He gave my inward pains relief,
And calm’d the tumult of my fears.
To him the poor lift up their eyes,
Their faces feel the heavenly shine;
A beam of mercy from the skies
Fills them with light and joy divine.
His holy angels pitch their tents
Around the men that serve the Lord;
O fear and love him, all his saints,
Taste of his grace and trust his word.
The wild young lions, pinch’d with pain
And hunger, roar thro’ all the wood;
But none shall seek the Lord in vain,
Nor want supplies of real good.