78c. Memento Dom.

1 Remember Davids troubles Lord
2 how to the Lord he swore:
And vow'd a vow to Jacobs God,
to keepe for evermore.
3 I will not come within my house
nor climb up to my bed:
4 Nor let my Temples take their rest
nor the eyes in my head.

5 Till I have found out for the Lord,
a place to sit thereon:
An house for Jacobs God to be
an habitation.
6 We heard of it at Ephrata,
theredid we heare this sound:
and in the fields and forests there,
these voices first were found.

7 We will assay and go in now
his Tabernacle there:
Before his foot-stool to fall down,
and worship him in feare.
8 Arise, O Lord, arise, I say,
into thy resting place:
Both thou and the Arke of thy strength,
the presence of thy grace.

9 Let all thy priests be clothed, Lord,
with truth and righteousnesse:
Let all thy Saints and holy men
sing all with joyfullnesse.
10 And for thy servant Davids sake
refuse not, Lord, I say.
The face of thine annointed Lord
not turn thy face away.

The second Part:

11 The Lord to David swore in truth
and will not shrink from it:
Saying the fruit of thy body
upon thy seat shall sit.
12 And if thy sonnes my covenant keep,
that I shall learne each one:
Then shall their sonnes for ever sit
upon thy princely throne.

13 The Lord himselfe hath chose Sion,
and loves therein to dwellL
Saying this is my resting place,
I love and like it well.
14 And I will blesse with great increase
her victuals every where:
And I will satisfie with bread
the needy that be there.

15 Yes I will deck and clothe her Priests
with my salvation!
And all her Saints shall sing for joy
of my protection.
16 There will I surely make the horne
of David for to bud:
For there I have ordain'd for mine
a lanterne bright and good.

17 As for his enemies,, I will clothe
with shame for evermore:
But I will cause his crown to shine
more fresh than heretofore.

Text Information
First Line: Remember Davids troubles Lord
Title: Memento Dom.
Author: M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1640
Tune Information
Name: [Remember Davids troubles Lord]
Key: F Major

MIDI file: Midi

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