The Psalms of David in Metre

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Psalm 131

This psalm contains, (1.) David’s candid profession of his contentment with his lot, ver. 1-2. (2.) His warm encouragement of others to a constant dependence on God, ver. 3.

While I sing it, let me be ashamed of my pride, and of meddling with things above my sphere. Let me desire humility, as my great ornament, in every station; and study, like a child of God, weaned from worldly lusts, to set all my hope on God himself.

A Song of degrees of David.

1 My heart not haughty is, O Lord,
mine eyes not lofty be;
Nor do I deal in matters great,
or things too high for me.

2 I surely have myself behaved
with quiet sp’rit and mild,
As child of mother weaned: my soul
is like a weanèd child.

3 Upon the Lord let all the hope
of Israel rely,
Ev’n from the time that present is
unto eternity.