229. O Jehovah, Hear My Words

1. O Jehovah, hear my words,
To my thought attentive be;
Hear my cry, My King, my God,
I will make my prayer to Thee.
With the morning light, O Lord,
Thou shalt hear my voice arise,
And expectant I will bring
Prayer as morning sacrifice.

2. Thou, Jehovah, art a God
Who delightest not in sin;
Evil shall not dwell with Thee,
Nor the proud Thy favor win.
Evil-doers Thou dost hate,
Lying tongues Thou wilt defeat;
God abhors the man who loves
Violence and base deceit.

3. In the fullness of Thy grace
To Thy house I will repair;
Bowing toward Thy holy place,
In Thy fear will worship there.
Lead me in Thy righteousness,
Let my foes assail in vain;
Lest my feet be turned aside,
Make Thy way before me plain.

4. False and faithless are my foes,
In their mouth no truth is found;
Deadly are the words they speak,
All their thoughts with sin abound.
Bring, O God, their plans to naught,
Hold them guilty in Thy sight,
For against Thee and Thy law
They have set themselves to fight.

5. O let all that trust Thy care
Ever glad and joyful be;
Let them joy who love Thy Name,
Safely guarded, Lord, by Thee.
For a blessing from Thy store
To the righteous Thou wilt yield;
Thou wilt compass him about
With Thy favor as a shield.

Text Information
First Line: O Jehovah, hear my words
Title: O Jehovah, Hear My Words
Publication Date: 1929
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
Topic: The Christian Life: Prayer
Language: English
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: Copyright 1909 by United Presbyterian Board of Publication
Tune Information
Composer: Rev. H. Van Der Werp (1911, alt.)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
Key: A♭ Major

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