PSALM 30 C.M. [Sing Psalms]
Recommended Tunes: 97 St Minver, 115 Westminster, 90 St Fulbert, 88 St Etheldreda
1 O LORD, I will exalt your name
for you have rescued me;
You did not let my foes rejoice
and gloat triumphantly.
2 LORD God, in need I cried to you
and you restored my health.
3 O LORD, you brought me from the grave
and saved my soul from death.
4 You holy ones, sing to the LORD;
sing out with joyful voice.
When you recall his holy name,
then praise him and rejoice.
5 His anger but a moment lasts;
life-long his favour stays.
Though tears may last throughout the night,
joy comes with morning’s rays.
6 “I never shall be moved,” I said
in my prosperity.
7 You made my mountain firm and strong
when you, LORD, favoured me.
But when you hid your face from me
my heart was terrified.
8 To you, O LORD, I called aloud;
for mercy, Lord, I cried.
9 What gain will my destruction bring
if I descend to death?
Will dust proclaim your faithfulness
or praise you with its breath?
10 Hear as I cry, O LORD my God,
and listen to my plea.
Come to my aid in my distress;
have mercy, LORD, on me.
11 You turned my wailing into dance;
no longer was I sad.
My sackcloth gone, you gave me clothes
of joy, and I was glad.
12 Therefore my heart will sing to you
and never cease to praise;
To your great name, O LORD my God,
I will give thanks always.