Easy Play Psalm 39

Geneva, 1551

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Psalm 39 Easy Play

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Psalm 39


1. I said that I would closely guard my ways
and keep from sinning with my tongue,
that on my mouth a muzzle I would place
while evildoers round me throng.
When, dumb and silent, I then held my peace,
my grief and woe did but increase.

2. My heart grew hot, within me set ablaze.
I cried, “LORD, let me know my end.
Reveal to me the measure of my days;
as just a handbreadth you extend
my span of fleeting days, so frail and light.
It is as nothing in your sight.

3. “Surely a man is nothing but a breath;
he as a shadow goes his way.
Surely in vain he struggles till his death;
he piles up riches while he may,
not knowing who will later gather them.
His striving will not profit him.

4. “What is it that I now shall wait for, LORD ?
In you I place my hope and trust.
From all my sins deliverance afford,
and let me not by scorn be crushed.
My mouth I do not open, for I see
that it was you who chastened me.

5. “Remove from me the chastisement I fear,
lest I should perish through your wrath.
At your rebukes, that which a man holds dear
will fade and shrivel like a moth.
For man is merely breath and vanity;
yes, like a puff of wind is he.

6. “LORD, hear my cry, give ear to my request;
do not my bitter tears ignore.
For I with you am but a passing guest,
as all my fathers were before.
O turn away from me your watchful eye
and give me joy before I die.”

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