Psalm 107

CM (86.86)
From the Trinity Psalter, © Crown and Covenant, used with permission

1O praise the Lord, for He is good; His mercies still endure;
2Thus say the ransomed of the Lord, from all their foes secure.
3He gathered them from out the lands, from north, south, east and west;
4They wandered in the wilderness, no city found to rest.

5Their weary soul within them faints, when thirst and hunger press;
6In trouble to the Lord they cried; He saved them from distress.
7He made the way before them straight, and He became their guide,
That they might to a city go, in which they would abide.

8Let them give thanks unto the Lord, for all His kindness shown;
And for His works so wonderful, which He to men makes known.
9Because the longing soul by Him, with food is satisfied;
The hungry soul that looks to Him with goodness is supplied.

10Some people in the darkness lived, in death’s shade did abide;
The prisoners of misery, with chains of iron tied;
11Because against the words of God, they in rebellion turned,
And counsel of the One Most High, they had despised and spurned.

12He therefore humbled them with toil; They fell without redress;
13In trouble to the Lord they cried; He saved them from distress.
14He brought them out of darkness great, and took them from death’s shade;
He broke apart the iron bands, which had them helpless made.

15Let them give thanks unto the Lord, for all His kindness shown;
And for His works so wonderful, which He to men makes known.
16For He the mighty gates of bronze has shattered with a stroke;
He cut the bars of iron off, and them asunder broke.

17For trespass and iniquity, fools were afflicted here;
18Their soul abhorred all food; and they to gates of death drew near.
19In trouble to the Lord they cried; He saved them from distress;
20He sent His word to make them whole, and lift from wretchedness.

21Let them give thanks unto the Lord, for all His kindness shown;
And for His works so wonderful, which He to men makes known.
22And let them offer thanks to Him, the sacrifice of praise;
His works let them declare abroad, in songs their voices raise.

23To those who go to sea in ships, and on great waters trade;
24The works and wonders of the Lord are in the deep displayed.
25For His command stirred up the wind, that with a tempest blows;
It lifted waters of the sea; Great rolling waves arose.

26To heaven mounted ships and men, then sank to depths again;
Their souls were melted and were faint, with fear and trouble then.
27They staggered, reeled, like drunken men; No skill could they express;
28In trouble to the Lord they cried; He saved them from distress.

29The storm, He changed into a calm, by His command and will;
And so the waves which raged before, now quiet were and still.
30Then they were glad, because at rest, and quiet was the sea;
He led them to the haven thus, where they desired to be.

31Let them give thanks unto the Lord, for all His kindness shown;
And for His works so wonderful, which He to men makes known.
32Among the people where they meet, let them exalt His name;
And where the elders have their seat, let them His praise proclaim.

33He changes streams to wilderness, and springs to thirsty ground;
34A fruitful land to salty waste, when peoples’ sins abound.
35He turns the desert to a lake; dry land to water springs;
36And that they may prepare a home, the hungry there He brings.

37They plant their vineyards, sow their fields; Rich harvest there they grow;
38His blessing makes them multiply, their herds no decrease know.
39Again they much diminished are, and brought to low estate,
Through sorrow and adversity, and through oppression great.

40For He contempt on princes pours; He lets them go astray
and wander in the wilderness, where there is not a way.
41But He from trouble lifts the poor, by setting them on high;
And like a flock in families, He makes them multiply.

42When this the upright ones observe, they greatly shall rejoice;
And all unrighteousness, ashamed, shall cease to raise its voice.
43Is any wise? He’ll heed these things which verses here record;
And he’ll consider well the love and kindness of the Lord.

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