Psalms in Metre
   1  Help, Lord, for good and godly men
         do perish and decay;
      And faith and truth from worldly men,
         is parted clean away.
 
   2  Whoso doth with his neighbor talk,
         'tis all but vainty;
      For ev'ry man bethinketh how
         to speak deceitfully.
 
   3  But flatt'ring and deceitful lips,
         and tongues that be so stout
      To speak proud words, and make great brags,
         the Lord will soon cut out:
 
   4  For they say still, We will prevail,
         our lips shall us extol;
      Our tongues are ours, we ought to speak;
         what lord shall us control?
 
   5  But for the great complaint and cry
         of those that are opp'resed,
      I will arise now, saith the Lord,
         and them restore to rest.
 
   6  God's word is like to silver pure,
         that from the dross is tried,
      Which hath not less than seven times n
         the fire been purified.
 
   7  Now since thy promise is to help,
         Lord, keep thy promise then,
      And save us not and evermore
         from this ill kind of men.
 
   8  For now the wicked world if full
         of mischiefs manifold,
      Whilst vanity with worldly men
         so highly is extolled.