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St. Columba

1 In Zion praise awaits you, LORD; 

to you our vows we'll pay. 

2 To you all people will come near; 

you hear us when we pray.  

3 When we were overwhelmed by sins, 

and guilt upon us lay, 

You pardoned all our trespasses

and washed our guilt away. 

4 How blessed are those you choose, and bring 

without your courts of grace! 

We're filled with blessings in your house, 

in your most holy place. 

5 With awesome deeds of righteousness

you answer us, O God, 

Our Saviour, hope of farthest seas

and all the earth abroad. 

6 By strength and power you formed the hills. 

7 You hushed the oceans' voice; 

You calmed the tumult of their waves 

and still the peoples' noise. 

8 Those who inhabit distant lands

with awe regard your ways; 

where morning dawns and evening fades, 

you call forth songs of praise

9 You tend the land and water it; 

you make it rich and good. 

As you ordained, your streams are full 

to give the people food. 

10 You drench the furrows of the land; 

you level off the ground. 

You soften it with showers of rain

and make its crops abound. 

11 You crown the year with fruitfulness; 

your harvests overflow. 

12 The grassland flourishes again; 

the hills with gladness glow. 

13 The pastures green with flocks are clothed, 

the meadows covering. 

The valleys deck themselves with corn; 

they shout for joy and sing. 

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