51. O Jehovah, Hear My Words

1 O Jehovah, hear my words,
to my thoughts 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 fulness of thy grace
to thy house I will repair;
bowing toward thy holy place,
in thy fear to 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
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: God: His Justice; Adversaries; Christians: Triumph of (5 more...)
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Parry (1879)
Key: d minor

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