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But merciful and humble men enjoy shall

But merciful and humble men
enjoy shall sea and land;
In rest and peace they shall rejoice,
for nought shall them withstand.

The wicked and malicious do
against the just conspire;
They gnash their teeth at him, as men
who do his bane desire.

But while ungodly men thus think,
the lord laughs them to scorn;
For he doth see the time approach,
when they shall sigh and mourn.

The wicked have their sword withdrawn,
their bow is also bent,
To overthrow and kill the poor,
whose life is innocent.

But the same sword shall pierce their heart,
which was to kill the just;
So shall the bow in shivers break,
wherein they put their trust.

Doubtless, the just man's poor estate
is to be valued more
Than all the vile and wicked man's
rich pomp and heap-ed store.

For though their power be most strong,
God will it overthrow:
Where contrary he doth preserve
the humble man and low.

He sees by his great providence
the godly's upright way,
And will give them inheritance
which never shall decay.

Discouragèd they shall not be,
when some are hard bestead;
When others shall be hunger-bit,
they shall be clad and fed.

For whosoever wicked is,
and enemy to God,
Shall like the fat of lambs consume,
or smoke that flies abroad.

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Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Dates: 1560,1812
      Bible Refs: Ps 37:11-20;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1812# 37
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