Psalms 62-66 - The Thirsting Soul Satisfied in God; God's Abundant Favor to Earth and Man

Psalm 62

God Alone a Refuge from Treachery

and Oppression.

For the choir director; according to Jeduthun.

A Psalm of David.

1 My soul waits in silence for God only;

From Him is my salvation.

2 He only is my rock and my salvation,

My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.

3 How long will you assail a man,

That you may murder him, all of you,

Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?

4 They have counseled only to thrust him

down from his high position;

They delight in falsehood;

They bless with their mouth,

But inwardly they curse. Selah.

5 My soul, wait in silence for God only,

For my hope is from Him.

6 He only is my rock and my salvation,

My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.

7 On God my salvation and my glory rest;

The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.

8 Trust in Him at all times, O people;

Pour out your heart before Him;

God is a refuge for us. Selah.

9 Men of low degree are only vanity and

men of rank are a lie;

In the balances they go up;

They are together lighter than breath.

10 Do not trust in oppression

And do not vainly hope in robbery;

If riches increase, do not set your heart

upon them.

11 Once God has spoken;

Twice I have heard this:

That power belongs to God;

12 And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord,

For You recompense a man according to

his work.

Psalm 63

The Thirsting Soul Satisfied in God.

Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness

of Judah.

1 O God, You are my God; I shall seek You


My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for


In a dry and weary land where there is no


2 Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary,

To see Your power and Your glory.

3 Because Your lovingkindness is better

than life,

My lips will praise You.

4 So I will bless You as long as I live;

I will lift up my hands in Your name.

5 My soul is satisfied as with marrow and


And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.

6 When I remember You on my bed,

I meditate on You in the night watches,

7 For You have been my help,

And in the shadow of Your wings I sing

for joy.

8 My soul clings to You;

Your right hand upholds me.

9 But those who seek my life to destroy it,

Will go into the depths of the earth.

10 They will be delivered over to the power

of the sword;

They will be a prey for foxes.

11 But the king will rejoice in God;

Everyone who swears by Him will glory,

For the mouths of those who speak lies

will be stopped.

Psalm 64

Prayer for Deliverance from Secret Enemies.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

1 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;

Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

2 Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers,

From the tumult of those who do iniquity,

3 Who have sharpened their tongue like a


They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

4 To shoot from concealment at the blameless;

Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.

5 They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose;

They talk of laying snares secretly;

They say, "Who can see them?"

6 They devise injustices, saying,

"We are ready with a well-conceived plot";

For the inward thought and the heart of a

man are deep.

7 But God will shoot at them with an arrow;

Suddenly they will be wounded.

8 So they will make him stumble;

Their own tongue is against them;

All who see them will shake the head.

9 Then all men will fear,

And they will declare the work of God,

And will consider what He has done.

10 The righteous man will be glad in the

LORD and will take refuge in Him;

And all the upright in heart will glory.

Psalm 65

God's Abundant Favor to Earth and Man.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song.

1 There will be silence before You, and

praise in Zion, O God,

And to You the vow will be performed.

2 O You who hear prayer,

To You all men come.

3 Iniquities prevail against me;

As for our transgressions, You forgive them.

4 How blessed is the one whom You choose

and bring near to You

To dwell in Your courts.

We will be satisfied with the goodness of

Your house,

Your holy temple.

5 By awesome deeds You answer us in

righteousness, O God of our salvation,

You who are the trust of all the ends of the

earth and of the farthest sea;

6 Who establishes the mountains by His


Being girded with might;

7 Who stills the roaring of the seas,

The roaring of their waves,

And the tumult of the peoples.

8 They who dwell in the ends of the earth

stand in awe of Your signs;

You make the dawn and the sunset shout

for joy.

9 You visit the earth and cause it to over-


You greatly enrich it;

The stream of God is full of water;

You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare

the earth.

10 You water its furrows abundantly,

You settle its ridges,

You soften it with showers,

You bless its growth.

11 You have crowned the year with Your


And Your paths drip with fatness.

12 The pastures of the wilderness drip,

And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.

13 The meadows are clothed with flocks

And the valleys are covered with grain;

They shout for joy, yes, they sing.

Psalm 66

Praise for God's Mighty Deeds and for His

Answer to Prayer.

For the choir director. A Song. A Psalm.

1 Shout joyfully to God, all the earth;

2 Sing the glory of His name;

Make His praise glorious.

3 Say to God, "How awesome are Your


Because of the greatness of Your power

Your enemies will give feigned

obedience to You.

4 "All the earth will worship You,

And will sing praises to You;

They will sing praises to Your name."


5 Come and see the works of God,

Who is awesome in His deeds toward

the sons of men.

6 He turned the sea into dry land;

They passed through the river on foot;

There let us rejoice in Him!

7 He rules by His might forever;

His eyes keep watch on the nations;

Let not the rebellious exalt themselves.


8 Bless our God, O peoples,

And sound His praise abroad,

9 Who keeps us in life

And does not allow our feet to slip.

10 For You have tried us, O God;

You have refined us as silver is refined.

11 You brought us into the net;

You laid an oppressive burden upon

our loins.

12 You made men ride over our heads;

We went through fire and through water,

Yet You brought us out into a place of


13 I shall come into Your house with burnt


I shall pay You my vows,

14 Which my lips uttered

And my mouth spoke when I was in distress.

15 I shall offer to You burnt offerings of fat


With the smoke of rams;

I shall make an offering of bulls with male

goats. Selah.

16 Come and hear, all who fear God,

And I will tell of what He has done for

my soul.

17 I cried to Him with my mouth,

And He was extolled with my tongue.

18 If I regard wickedness in my heart,

The Lord will not hear;

19 But certainly God has heard;

He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.

20 Blessed be God,

Who has not turned away my prayer

Nor His lovingkindness from me.

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