Psalm 81, v1, 8-16

Words: Isaac Watts

Short Metre Tunes

   1     Sing to the Lord aloud,
         And make a joyful noise;
      God is our strength, our Savior God;
         Let Isr'el hear his voice.

   2     "From vile idolatry
         Preserve my worship clean;
      I am the Lord, who set thee free
         From slavery and sin.

   3     "Stretch thy desires abroad,
         And I'll supply them well:
      But if ye will refuse your God,
         If Isr'el will rebel;

   4     "I'll leave them," saith the Lord,
         "To their own lusts a prey,
      And let them run the dang'rous road,
         Tis their own chosen way.

   5     "Yet, O! that all my saints
         would hearken to my voice!
      Soon I would ease their sore complaints,
         And bid their hearts rejoice.

   6     "While I destroy their foes,
         I'd richly feed my flock;
      And they would taste the stream that flows
         From their eternal rock."

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