Portions adapted by Julie Tennent from the 1650 Scottish Metrical Psalter
1O God, my God, I’ll early seek: my soul does thirst for Thee;
My flesh longs in a dry parched land, wherein no waters be.
2That I Your power may behold, the brightness of Your face;
As I have seen You heretofore within Your holy place.
3Since better is Your love than life, with my lips praise I’ll give.
4And in Your name, I’ll lift my hands, and bless You while I live.
5My soul is satisfied as with the richest food of men;
With singing lips, my mouth will praise; with joy I’ll sing again.
6When I remember You upon my bed with great delight;
I meditate upon You, Lord, in watches of the night.
7In shadow of Your wings I sing, for by Your help I stand;
8And my soul clings to You, for I’m upheld by Your right hand.
9Who seek my life will be destroyed; down to earth’s depths they’ll fall;
10They will be given to the sword; be food for jackals all.
11Yet shall the king rejoice in God, and all who by Him swear
will praise His name; while liars will be silenced everywhere.