From The Psalter

Recently, I received, as a gift, a copy of The Presbyterian Book of Praise. It was published in 1910. Part 1 of the book contains  selections from The Psalter.


“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”    Col 3:16


This is Psalm 9:7-11 from Wilkins’ Psalmody, c.1730.


The Lord forever sits as king; For judgment sets his throne;

In righteousness to judge the world, And justice give each one.


So shall the Lord a refuge be For those that are oppressed;

A refuge will he be for them, What time they are distressed.


And they that know thy name in thee Their confidence will place;

For thou hast not forsaken them That truly seek thy face.


O sing ye praises to the Lord That dwells in Zion hill;

Among the peoples everywhere His deeds declare ye still.


It may be sung to the tune of Amazing Grace, though it does have it’s own tune which I am not familiar with.


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