1 Give thanks to the LORD God and call on his name;
His wonderful deeds to the nations proclaim.
2 Sing praises to him, and his exploits record;
3 Let all those who seek him rejoice in the LORD.
4 You chosen ones, look to the LORD and his might;
5 Seek ever his face, and his wonders recite,
His miracles too, and his judgments divine—
6 You children of Abraham, Jacob’s own line.
7 The LORD is our God, and he rules all the earth.
8 Rememb’ring his cov’nant—the word he set forth—
He vowed, for the ages to come, to make good
9 His promise to Abr’ham, to Isaac renewed.
10 To Jacob his sov’reign decree was made sure;
With Isr’el his cov’nant would always endure:
11 “To you I will give, as your portion to stand,
The country of Canaan, the beautiful land.”
12 When they were no more than a wandering few,
In number restricted, and foreigners too,
13 From nation to nation they travelled around;
Wherever they wandered, no rest could be found.
14 He would not permit that his folk be oppressed;
For his chosen ones’ sake mighty kings he addressed:
15 “Touch not my anointed—to me they belong;
Respect my own prophets and do them no wrong.”
16 The LORD called down famine upon the whole land;
Their food was destroyed at his sovereign command.
17 But he sent beforehand, his people to save,
His chosen one, Joseph, sold off as a slave.
18 His feet within shackles of bronze were confined,
His neck put in irons; for freedom he pined.
19 The word of the LORD was a test to be passed
Till what he foretold was accomplished at last.
You can hear a Free Church of Scotland sing this to the tune Foundation (How Firm a Foundation Ye Saints of the Lord) here.