Psalm 16 [S.M]

PSALM 16 S.M [Sing Psalms]

Recommended Tunes:
v 1-7: 2 Bucer, 7 Golden Hill
v 8-11: 7 Golden Hill, 10 Old 134th, 13 St Ethelwald

1  Protect me, O my God;
you are my refuge true.
2  I said, “You are my Lord:
I have no good apart from you.”

3  The godly in the land,
for holiness renowned—
They are the glorious ones, in whom
all my delight is found.

4  Their sorrows will increase who on
false gods rely.
I will not sacrifice to them;
their worship I defy.

5  O LORD, you are to me
my cup and portion sure;
The share that is assigned to me
you guard and keep secure.

6  The land allotted me
is in a pleasant site;
And surely my inheritance
to me is a delight.

7  I’ll praise the LORD my God,
whose counsel guides my choice;
And even in the night, my heart
recalls instruction’s voice.

8  Before me constantly
I set the LORD alone.
Because he is at my right hand
I’ll not be overthrown.

9  Therefore my heart is glad;
my tongue with joy will sing.
My body too will rest secure
in hope unwavering.

10  For you will not allow
my soul in death to stay,
Nor will you leave your Holy One
to see the tomb’s decay.

11 You have made known to me
the path of life divine.
Bliss shall I know at your right hand;
joy from your face will shine.