Psalm 50 - First Version.

   1     The mighty God, the Lord,
         hath spoken, and did call
      The earth, from rising of the sun,
         to where he hath his fall.

   2     From out of Zion hill,
         which of excellency
      And beauty the perfection is,
         God shined gloriously.

   3     Our God shall surely come,
         keep silence shall not he:
      Before him fire shall waste, great storms
         shall round about him be.

   4     Unto the heavens clear
         he from above shall call,
      And to the earth likewise, that he
         may judge his people all.

   5     Together let my saints
         unto me gathered be,
      Those that by sacrifice have made
         a covenant with me.

   6     And then the heavens shall
         his righteousness declare:
      Because the Lord himself is he
         by whom men judged are.

   7     My people Isr'el hear,
         speak will I from on high,
      Against thee I will testify;
         God, ev'n thy God, am I.

   8     I for thy sacrifice
         no blame will on thee lay,
      Nor for burnt-off'rings, which to me
         thou offer'dst ev'ry day.

   9     I'll take no calf nor goats
         from house or fold of thine:
  10  For beasts of forests, cattle all
         on thousand hills, are mine.

  11     The fowls on mountains high
         are all to me well known;
      Wild beasts which in the fields do lie,
         ev'n they are all mine own.

  12     Then, if I hungry were,
         I would not tell it thee;
      Because the world, and fullness all
         thereof, belongs to me.

  13     Will I eat flesh of bulls?
         or goats' blood drink will I?
  14  Thanks offer thou to God, and pay
         thy vows to the most High.

  15     And call upon me when
         in trouble thou shalt be;
      I will deliver thee, and thou
         my name shalt glorify.

  16     But to the wicked man
         God saith, My laws and truth
      Should'st thou declare? how dar'st thou take
         my cov'nant in thy mouth?

  17     Since thou instruction hat'st,
         which should thy ways direct;
      And since my words behind thy back
         thou cast'st, and dost reject.

  18     When thou a thief didst see,
         with him thou didst consent;
      And with the vile adulterers
         partaker on thou went.

  19     Thou giv'st thy mouth to ill,
         thy tongue deceit doth frame;
  20  Thou sitt'st, and 'gainst thy brother speak'st,
         thy mother's son dost shame.

  21     Because I silence kept,
         while thou these things hast wrought;
      That I was altogether like
         thyself, hath been thy thought;

         Yet I will thee reprove,
         and set before thine eyes,
      In order ranked, thy misdeeds
         and thine iniquities.

  22     Now, ye that God forget,
         this carefully consider;
      Lest I in pieces tear you all,
         and none can you deliver.

  23     Whoso doth offer praise
         me glorifies; and I
      Will show him God's salvation,
         that orders right his way.

Psalm 50 - Second Version.

   1  The mighty God, the Lord, hath spoke,
         and called the earth upon,
      Ev'n from the rising of the sun
         unto his going down.

   2  From out of Zion, his own hill,
         where the perfection high
      Of beauty is, from thence the Lord
         hath shined gloriously.

   3  Our God shall come, and shall no more
         be silent, but speak out:
      Before him fire shall waste, great storms
         shall compass him about.

   4  He to the heavens from above,
         and to the earth below,
      Shall call, that he his judgments may
         before his people show.

   5  Let all my saints together be
         unto me gathered;
      Those that by sacrifice with me
         a covenant have made.

   6  And then the heavens shall declare
         his righteousness abroad:
      Because the Lord himself doth come;
         none else is judge but God.

   7  Hear, O my people, and I'll speak;
         O Israel by name,
      Against thee I will testify;
         God, ev'n thy God, I am.

   8  I for thy sacrifices few
         reprove thee never will,
      Nor for burnt-off'rings to have been
         before me offered still.

   9  I'll take no bullock nor he-goats
         from house nor folds of thine:
  10  For beasts of forests, cattle all
         on thousand hills, are mine.

  11  The fowls are all to me well known
         that mountains high do yield;
      And I do challenge as mine own
         the wild beasts of the field.

  12  If I were hungry, I would not
         to thee for need complain;
      For earth, and all its fullness, doth
         to me of right pertain.

  13  That I to eat the flesh of bulls
         take pleasure dost thou think?
      Or that I need, to quench my thirst,
         the blood of goats to drink?

  14  Nay, rather unto me, thy God,
         thanksgiving offer thou:
      To the most High perform thy word,
         and fully pay thy vow:

  15  And in the day of trouble great
         see that thou call on me;
      I will deliver thee, and thou
         my name shalt glorify.

  16  But God unto the wicked saith,
         Why should'st thou mention make
      Of my commands? how dar'st thou in
         thy mouth my cov'nant take?

  17  Since it is so that thou dost hate
         all good instruction;
      And since thou cast'st behind thy back,
         and slight'st my words each one.

  18  When thou a thief didst see, then straight
         thou join'dst with him in sin,
      And with the vile adulterers
         thou hast partaker been.

  19  Thy mouth to evil thou dost give,
         thy tongue deceit doth frame.
  20  Thou sitt'st, and 'gainst thy brother speak'st,
         thy mother's son to shame.

  21  These things thou wickedly hast done,
         and I have silent been:
      Thou thought'st that I was like thyself,
         and did approve thy sin:

      But I will sharply thee reprove,
         and I will order right
      Thy sins and thy transgressions
         in presence of thy sight.

  22  Consider this, and be afraid,
         ye that forget the Lord,
      Lest I in pieces tear you all,
         when none can help afford.

  23  Who off'reth praise me glorifies:
         I will shew God's salvation
      To him that ordereth aright
         his life and conversation.



 

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