|85 (1)||Psalm 85 Version 1||LM|
|SALVATION is for ever nigh
The souls that fear and trust the Lord;
And grace descending from on high,
Pardon and glory shall afford.
|2||Mercy and truth on earth are met,
Since Christ the Lord came down from Heaven;
By His obedience, so complete,
Justice is pleased and peace is given.
|3||Now truth and righteousness may live,
And faith shall dwell on earth again;
And every blessing God shall give
To all who yield to Jesus’ reign.
|4||His righteousness is gone before,
To give us access to our God;
Our wandering feet shall stray no more,
But mark His steps, and keep His road.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748‡|