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Deceit and Falsehood I Abhor

Deceit and falsehood I abhor

Tune: HANDY (Holbrook)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Deceit and falsehood I abhor,
But love Thy law, Thy truth revealed;
My steadfast hope is in Thy word;
Thou art my refuge and my shield;
The paths of sin I have not trod,
But kept the precepts of my God.

2 According to thy gracious word
Uphold me, Lord, deliver me;
O do not let me be ashamed
Of patient hope and trust in Thee;
O hold Thou me, and I shall stand
And ever follow Thy command.

3 The froward Thou hast set at naught,
Who vainly wander from the right;
The wicked Thou dost count as dross;
Thy just decrees are my delight;
For fear of Thee I stand in awe
And reverence Thy most holy law.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Deceit and falsehood I abhor
Title: Deceit and Falsehood I Abhor
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English

Tune

HANDY (Holbrook)


STELLA (English)

First published in Henri Frederick Hemy's Easy Hymn Tunes for Catholic Schools (1851), STELLA was a folk tune from northern England that Hemy heard sung by children in Stella, a village near Newcastle-upon-Tyme. In modified bar form (AA'B), the tune has an interesting rhythmic structure. Antiphonal…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1198
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Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #1198

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