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St. Flavian

1 O LORD, I will exalt your name

for you have rescued me; 

You did not let my foes rejoice

and gloat triumphantly. 

2 LORD God, in need I cried to you

and you restored my health. 

3 O LORD, you brought me from the grave 

and saved my soul from death. 

4 You holy ones, sing to the LORD; 

sing out with joyful voice.

When you recall his holy name, 

then praise him and rejoice. 

5 His anger but a moment lasts; 

life-long his favour stays. 

Though tears may last throughout the night, 

joy comes with morning's rays. 

6 "I never shall be moved," I said, 

in my prosperity.

7 You made my mountain firm and strong

when you, LORD, favoured me. 

But when you hid your face from me

my heart was terrified. 

8 To you, O LORD, I called aloud; 

for mercy, LORD, I cried. 

9 What gain will my destruction bring

if I descend to death? 

Will dust proclaim your faithfulness

or praise you with its breath? 

10 Hear as I cry, O LORD my God, 

and listen to my plea. 

Come to my aid in my distress; 

have mercy, LORD, on me. 

11 You turned my wailing into dance; 

no longer was I sad. 

my sackcloth gone, you gave me clothes 

of joy, and I was glad. 

12 Therefore my heart will sing to you

and never cease to praise; 

To your great name, O LORD my God, 

I will give thanks always.

Lyrics from "Sing Psalms". Copyright Free Church of Scotland.