Maundy Thursday: Psalm 116

Alan Marsden
Thursday, 1 April, 2021 - 19:30

1  I love the Lord, because my voice

       and prayers he did hear.

 2  I, while I live, will call on him,

       who bowed to me his ear.


 3  Of death the cords and sorrows did

       about me compass round;

    The pains of hell took hold on me,

       I grief and trouble found.


 4  Upon the name of God the Lord

       then did I call, and say,

    Deliver thou my soul, O Lord,

       I do thee humbly pray.



 5  God merciful and righteous is,

       yea, gracious is our Lord.

 6  God saves the meek: I was brought low,

       he did me help afford.


 7  O thou my soul, do thou return

       unto thy quiet rest;

    For largely, lo, the Lord to thee

       his bounty hath expressed.


 8  For my distressed soul from death

       delivered was by thee:

    Thou didst my mourning eyes from tears,

       my feet from falling, free.



 9  I in the land of those that live

       will walk the Lord before.

10  I did believe, therefore I spake:

       I was afflicted sore.


11  I said, when I was in my haste,

       that all men liars be.

12  What shall I render to the Lord

       for all his gifts to me?


13  I'll of salvation take the cup,

       on God's name will I call:

14  I'll pay my vows now to the Lord

       before his people all.



15  Dear in God's sight is his saints' death.

16     Thy servant, Lord, am I;

    Thy servant sure, thine handmaid's son:

       my bands thou didst untie.


17  Thank off'rings I to thee will give,

       and on God's name will call.

18  I'll pay my vows now to the Lord

       before his people all;


19  Within the courts of God's own house,

       within the midst of thee,

    O city of Jerusalem.

       Praise to the Lord give ye.


Scottish Psalter, 1650.