Easy Play Psalm 56

Geneva, 1562

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Psalm 56 Easy Play

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Psalm 56



1. Be gracious, O my God, to whom I flee.
I am oppressed, strong is my enemy,
and all day long assailants harass me;
they fight against me proudly.
When I’m afraid, when fears of death enshroud me,
I trust in God, who never disavowed me.
His word I praise; he has with grace endowed me.
What can man do to me?

2. My words they keep on twisting all day long;
unceasingly they seek to do me wrong.
They band together in an evil throng
to watch my steps and hound me.
Intent on my destruction, they surround me.
In wrath cast down the peoples who confound me;
repay them for their crime, defeat them soundly,
O God, my Helper strong.

3. My troubles and my woes you count and see.
Put all my tears, O God to whom I flee,
into your bottle and remember me
when wicked men deceive me.
Are all my sorrows, all the ills that grieve me,
not in your book, and will you not relieve me?
My enemies will all turn back and leave me
the day you hear my plea.

4. For this I know, that God is at my side;
in him, whose word I praise, I will confide;
he heard my voice when in my fears I cried.
The LORD is my defender.
In God I trust, to him my praise I render.
I will not fear, I trust his mercies tender.
My foes will flee when he appears in splendour.
Why then fear human pride?

5. I must perform to you, O God, my vow.
Before your throne with grateful gifts I bow;
thank-offerings I will bring before you now,
for you from death have saved me;
yes, in the book of life you have engraved me.
You have upheld me, foes could not enslave me,
so that I in the light of life you gave me
may walk before you now.

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