I waited for the Lord my God
I waited for the Lord my God. Scottish Psalter, 1650.
This metrical version of Psalm 40 has 17 stanzas in The Psalms of David in Metre of 1781 and The Scottish Psalter, 1929, but the text that is customarily used in worship is from stanzas 1-4:
I waited for the Lord my God, and patiently did bear; At length to me he did incline My voice and cry to hear.
He took me from a fearful pit, and from the miry clay, And on a rock he set my feet, establishing my way.
He put a new song in my mouth, our God to magnify; Many shall see it, and shall fear, and on the Lord rely.
O blessed is the man whose trust upon the Lord relies; Respecting not the proud, nor such as turn aside to...
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