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Thread #156142   Message #3679395
Posted By: GUEST,andrew bushmill
23-Nov-14 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bring us in Good Ale / Bring Us Good Ale
Subject: RE: Tune Discussion: Bring us in Good Ale
thanks John. That tortured wording reminds of the way they "versified" Psalm 23 in the Bay Psalm Book of 1640:

The Lord to me a shepherd is,
    Want therefore shall not I,
He in the folds of tender grass
    Doth make me down to lie   

To waters calm he gently leads
    Restore my soul doth he
He doth in paths of righteousness
    For his names sake lead me.   
Yea though in valley of death's shade
    I walk none ill I'll fear,
Because thou art with me, thy rod,
    and staff my comfort are.   

For me a table thou hast spread
    In presence of my foes;
Thou dost annoint my head with oil
    My cup it over-flows.   

Goodness and mercy surely shall
    All my days follow me;
And in the Lord's house I shall dwell
    So long as days shall be.