1 How blessed the one who have received
forgiveness for his sin!
2 Whose sins are covered from God's face,
Whose debt is cancelled in God's grace;
there's no deceit in him.
3 When I kept silent, all my bones
with groaning were worn out.
4 Beneath your hand I felt entrapped
Both day and night, my strength was sapped
as in a summer drought.
5 Then I laid bare my sin to you,
the guilt that lay within.
I said, "O LORD, I have transgressed" -
and you forgave when I confessed;
you pardoned all my sin.
6 So let the godly pray to you
while you are to be found.
Surely when waves are sweeping past
and mighty waters rising fast,
you'll keep them safe and sound.
7 You are my hiding-place, O LORD,
my true security.
You keep me safe in troubled days;
You circle me with joyful praise
when you have set me free.
8 I will instruct you by my word
and guide you in my way.
My counsel I will give to you;
my eye will keep your path in view
and watch you day by day.
9 Do not be like the horse or mule
which cannot understand;
they must be curbed and kept in check
as bit and bridle turn their neck,
to go where you command.
10 The wicked's woes will much increase;
but those who trust the LORD
His cov'nant mercy will surround.
11 You righteous, let your joy abound
and praise the LORD your God.
lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland.