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Ps 016 & breathe on me

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  • 1. Psalm 16 Breathe on Me Psalm text from Ancient Songs Sung Anew by Lynn Bauman, adapted by Linnea Good Hymn Lyrics by Edwin Hatch 1835-89 Music originally Aaron Williams “ Psalmody in Miniature”, London 1778
  • 2.
    • Breathe on me, breath of God
    • Fill me with life anew
    • That I may love all that you love
    • And do what you would do.
  • 3.
    • One: Protect me, God, for I have taken refuge in you
    • All: You are my God and Maker; what gifts I have all come from you.
    • One: I take delight in all who trust in you, who have made your good their every gain, their livelihood.
    • All: But those who sport with other gods – the ones they own – will only multiply their troubles here.
  • 4.
    • One: I will not offer myself or sacrifice to these, nor take their empty names upon my lips.
    • All: God, you are for me all that I truly need and all that is good.
    • One: I raise the cup of life you give, and drink
    • All: May you hold my life in yours, as I hold you.
  • 5.
    • Breathe on me, breath of God
    • Till I am wholly thine
    • Until this earthly part of me
    • Glows with thy fire divine.
  • 6.
    • One: Inside the boundaries of my life there is a land so broad, so good. I never earned it, nor was it ever ‘mine’.
    • All: It was sent as a gift, inherited from you.
    • One: My spirit is filled with you, my heart is glad, my soul is ever satisfied.
    • All: My body rests along the way in peace.
  • 7.
    • One: And when it comes, you will not abandon me in death, nor allow your beloved ones to vanish and be no more.
    • All: You lead and guide along a path called Life
    • One: and there your presence is the source of joy.
    • All: For from your hands there flows a never-ending stream of bliss.
  • 8.
    • Breathe on me, breath of God
    • So shall I never die
    • But live with thee the perfect life
    • Of thine eternity.
  • 9.