Words: Sing Psalms, 1997

Music: Joseph Klug, Geistliche Lieder, 1535

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They have oppressed me from my youth—
let Israel now make this known—
they have oppressed me from my youth,
yet I have not been overthrown.

They drew their plows across my back;
the plowmen made their burrows long;
the Lord is just; He set me free
from wicked men who did me wrong.

May all who hate Jerusalem
be put to shame and turned away;
may they, like grass upon the roof,
not grow, but wither and decay.

Such grass can fill no reaper's hands;
the gatherer has no reward;
may passersby not say them:
"We wish you blessing from the Lord!"

© Free Church of Scotland, Psalmody Committee. Used by permission.