Psalm 19 - Book of Praise for the Guitar

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Psalm 19----- "Book of Praise" Anglo Genevan Psalter -------for Guitar


 

1.) 

D………......G....D...G
The spacious heavens laud

G…D..G.C..G...D
The glory of our God

A….G........D.A...D
With full majestic praise.

D………...G..D...G
The soaring firmament

G…D..G....C..G.D
Unmeasured in extent

A….G......D....A...D
His handiwork displays.

D………..........C.........G.D
Day pours forth speech to day,

G…..D...G..C…G....D
Night will to night convey

G....D......G..…D......A..D
The knowledge of cre-ation.

D......G.D...C....…G.....D
There is no speech nor word,

G......D.A...D....G....D
Their voices are not heard;

D....G....D......G..D.A..D
Yet they reach every nation.

 
2.) 

In this wide firmament

God gave the sun a tent

From which to start its run.

Just as a joyful groom

Emerges from his room,

So comes the radiant sun.

And as a man of force

Rejoicing runs his course,

So from the end of heaven

The sun its path completes,

And from its burning heat

Can nothing remain hidden.

 

 
3.) 

The law of God is whole

And it revives the soul

By bidding it to rise.

His testimony sure

Forever shall endure:

It makes the simple wise.

The precepts of the LORD,

Which are His perfect Word,

With joy our hearts do brighten;

While His commandments sure,

Which are both true and pure,

The eyes of man enlighten.

 
4.) 

The fear of God is clean;

A fountain most serene

It will forever be.

His ordinances, too,

Are righteous and are true,

For everyone to see,

To be desired far more

Than gold, much fine gold, or

What can be bought for money.

They are far sweeter than

Whatever sweetness man

Receives from combs with honey.

 

5.) 

Moreover, they forewarn

Thy servant that he scorn

All evil ways, O LORD.

He who with faith in Thee

Keeps them obediently

Will reap a great reward.

But, LORD, who is the man

Who with precision can

Discern his every error?

To Thee I humbly pray,

Forgive and clear away

My hidden faults for ever.

 
6.) 

Keep Thou me all my days,

O LORD, from evil ways;

Wilt Thou their sway prevent.

Then blameless I shall be,

From great transgressions free,

Before Thee innocent.

That every word I say

And all my heart's thoughts may

Be proof of pure demeanour --

All this Thy servant prays

Of Thee who scanst his ways,

My Rock and my Redeemer.