Godly Graces


Tune: Song 34

('Forth in they name, O Lord, I go')

Psalm 112


Praise you the LORD, blesséd be they

That fear the LORD, e'en for alway

That delight greatly to obey

Follow His commandments each day


Their seed on earth shall be mighty

Upright generation blessed be

Wealth and riches be in homes there

Their righteousness endures for e'er


Unto the upright arises

Light in the darkness they see this

They gracious, full of compassion

And righteous, fair, be every one


Good people show favour and lend

Unto the needy they well tend

They guide affairs with discretion

Justice seen in their dealings done


Surely they shall not be moved e'er

Shaken up shall their state be ne'er

The righteous shall everlasting

Be in remembrance, each good thing


They shall not fear evil tidings

Whate'er each situation brings

Their heart is fixed, steadfast, trusting

In the LORD, safe beneath His wing


Their heart is established, they shall

Not be afraid, and shall do well

Shall see [their] desire on enemies

The LORD from them releases, frees


They have dispersed unto the poor

Their righteousness endures e'ermore

Their strength shall be with honour due

Exalted, they shall it renew


The wicked shall see and be grieved

Their justice they shall have received

Shall melt away,and their desire

Perish, as if burned up by fire


  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 10th, 2018 01:50
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in 8888 metre.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 13


  • Goldfinch60

    Good one again Orchi - are the politicians included in the wicked?

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold. Erm, dunno, but King David sorted out them wicked ones, whoever they were!
      Meanwhile - one publishing company got pernickety. They said they think I should do something about 'alway'. Dunno if it's too old-fashioned these days. They snubbed me in a draft of poems. It was my first and last time of dealing with them. We can spread negative words too, ya know, and NOT recommend them to others.

    • MaggieF

      Good reminder what will happen if we are wicked! I love 'safe beneath his wing' very cosy feeling. Maggie

      • orchidee

        Thanks Maggie. A number of psalms add a 'sting' maybe in the tail (at the end of the Psalm) for some fire-and-brimstone' stuff to descend on the wicked! Eeek! This hymn-poem could all seem 'nice' until the last verse. He has two wings, I suspect, though some birds get by with one wing. It's metaphor, but real - you seen any flying gods?

      • MaggieF

        Only after a few vodkas!

        • orchidee

          Ahh, any flying pigs too - green ones?!

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks STEVE ~ Love the Organ Recital and the Psalm ! Forth in they name Oh Lord I Go ~ Blessed be they that fear the LORD ~ AMEN. Yours BRIAN.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Brian. I gotta pay that guy overtime ya know. I keep wheeling him out to play that organ! lol.

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