Deceit and Falsehood I Abhor

Deceit and falsehood I abhor

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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 rev'rence Thy most holy law.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #119O

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First Line: Deceit and falsehood I abhor
Title: Deceit and Falsehood I Abhor
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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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Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…

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