1 O Lord I put my trust in thee,
let nothing work me shame:
As thou art just deliver me,
and set me quite from blame.
2 Heare me O God and that anon,
to help me make good speed:
Be thou my rock and house of stone,
my fence in time of need.
3 For why? as stones thy strength is tri'd,
thou art my fort and tow'er:
For thy Names sake be thou my guide,
and leade me in thy power.
4 Pluck thou my feet out of the snare,
which they for me have laid:
Thou art my strength, and all my care
is for thy mighty aid.
5 Into thy hands Lord I commit
my spirit which is thy due:
Because thou hast redeemed it,
O Lord my God most true.
6 I hate such folk as will not part
from things to be abhor'd:
When they on trifles set their heart,
my trust is in the Lord.
7 For I will in thy mercy joy,
I see it doth excell:
Thou seest when ought would me annoy,
and knowst my soule full well.
8 Thou hast not left me in their hand
that would me over-charge;
But thou hast set me out of band,
to walk abroad at large.
The second Part:
9 Great griefe O Lord, doth me assaile,
some pity on me take:
Mine eyes wax dim, my sight doth faile
my womb for woe doth ake.
10 My life is worn with grief and paine,
my yeares in wo are past:
My strength is gone, & through disdaine
my bones corrupt and wast.
11 Among my foes I am a scorne,
my friends are all dismaid;
My neighbours, and my kinsmen born,
to see me are afraid.
12 As men once dead are out of mind,
so am I now forgot:
As small effect in me they find,
as of a broken pot.
13 I heard the brags of all the rout,
their threats my mind did fray:
How they conspir'd and went about
to take my life away.
14 But Lord I trust in thee for aid,
not to be over-trod;
For I confesse and still have said,
thou art the Lord my God.
15 The length of all my life and age
O Lord, is in thy hand:
Defend me from the wrath and rage
of them that me withstand.
16 To me, thy servant (Lord) expresse
and shew thy joyfull face:
And save me Lord for thy goodnesse,
thy mercy, and thy grace.
The third Part:
17 Lord, let me not be put to blame,
because on thee I call:
But let the wicked beare the shame,
and into their grave fall.
18 O Lord, make dumb their lips outright,
which are addict to lies:
And cruelly with pride and spight
against the just devise.
19 O how great good hast thou in store,
laid up full safe for them
That feare and trust in thee therefore,
before the sonnes of men.
20 Thy presence shall them fence and guide
from all proud brags and wrongs:
Within thy place thou shalt them hide
from all tile strife of tongues.
21 Thanks to the Lord, that hath declar'd
on me his grace so farre:
Me to defend with watch and ward,
as in a town of warre.
22 Thus did I say both day and night,
when I was sore opprest,
Lo I was cleane cast out of sight,
yet heardst thou my request.
23 Ye Saint, love ye the Lord, I say,
the faithfull he doth guide:
And to the proud he doth repay
according to their pride.
24 Be strong and God will stay your heart,
be bold and have a lust:
For sure the Lord will take your part,
sith ye in him do trust.
|First Line:||O Lord I put my trust in thee|
|Title:||In te Domine|
|Notes:||Sing to Psalm 18|