1 Defend me, Lord, from Shame,
for still I trust in Thee:
As Just and Righteous is thy Name,
from Danger set me free.
2 Bow down thy gracious Ear,
and speedy Succour send:
Do Thou my stedfast Rock appear,
to shelter and defend.
3 Since Thou, when Foes oppress,
my Rock and Fortress art,
To guide me forth from this Distress,
thy wonted Help impart.
4 Release me from the Snare
which they have closely laid;
Since I, O God my Strength repair
to Thee alone for Aid.
5 To Thee, the God of Truth,
my Life, and all that's mine,
(For Thou preserv'st me from my Youth,)
I willingly resign.
6 All vain Designs I hate,
of those that trust in Lies:
And still my Soul, in ev'ry State,
to God for Succour flies.
7 Those Mercies Thou hast shown,
I'll chearfully express;
For Thou hast seen my Streights, and known
my Soul in deep Distress.
8 When Keilah's treach'rous Race
did all my Strength inclose,
Thou gav'st my Feet a larger Space,
to shun my watchful Foes.
9 Thy Mercy, Lord, display,
and hear my just Complaint;
For both my Soul and flesh decay,
with Grief and Hunger faint.
10 Sad Thoughts my Life oppress;
my Years are spent in Groans;
My Sins have made my Strength decrease,
and ev'n consum'd my Bones.
11 My Foes my Suff'rings mock'd;
my Neighbours did upbraid;
My Friends, at Sight of me, were shock'd,
and fled, as Men dismay'd.
12 Forsook by all am I,
as dead, and out of Mind;
And like a shatter'd Vessel lie,
whose Parts can ne'er be join'd.
13 Yet sland'rous Words they speak,
and seem my Pow'r to dread;
Whilst they together Counsel take,
my guiltless Blood to shed.
14 But still my stedfast Trust,
I on thy Help repose:
That Thou, my God, art good and just,
my Soul with Comfort knows.
15 Whate'er Events betide,
thy Wisdom times them all:
Then, Lord, thy Servant safely hide
from those that seek his Fall.
16 The Brightness of thy Face,
to me, O Lord, disclose;
And, as thy Mercies still increase,
preserve me from my Foes.
17 Me from Dishonour save,
who still have call'd on Thee;
Let That, and Silence in the Grave,
the Sinner's Portion be.
18 Do Thou their Tongues restrain;
whose Breath in Lies is spent;
Who false Reports, with proud Disdain,
against the Righteous vent.
19 How great thy Mercies are
to such as fear thy Name;
Which Thou, for those that trust thy Care,
dost to the World proclaim!
29 Thou keep'st them in thy Sight,
from proud Oppressors free:
From Tongues that do in Strife delight,
they are preserv'd by Thee.
21 With Glory and Renown
God's Name be ever bless'd;
Whose Love is Keilab's well-fenc'd Town
was wond'rously express'd!
22 I said, in hasty Flight,
"I'm banish'd from thine Eyes:"
Yet still Thou keptst me in thy Sight,
and heardst my earnest Cries.
23 O! all ye Saints, the Lord
with eager Love pursue;
Who to the Just will Help afford,
and give the Proud their Due.
24 Ye that on God rely,
For He will yet your Hearts supply
with Strength, in Time of Need.
Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XXXI
|Instances (1 - 29 of 29)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #63(P26)||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1861|
|A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families, and boarding-schools... #63(P26)||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1859|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XXXI||Defend me, Lord, from Shame||Psalm 31||1760|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #56||Defend me, Lord, from Shame||Psalm 31||1754|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d69||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1859|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d22||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1834|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d70||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1859|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #8a||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1835|
|A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, for every Sunday and principal festival throughout the year. for the use of congregations in the dioceses Quebec and Toronto. #P31a||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1842|
|Bible Songs: consisting of selections from the psalms, set to music, suitable for Sabbath Schools, Prayer Meetings, etc. #35||Defend me, Lord, from shame||FREEPORT||S. M.||Psalm 31:5; Psalm 31:1-3||1879||Our Rock and Fortress ||
|Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #153a||Defend me, Lord, from shame||STOEL||1841|
|Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d224||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1833|
|Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P31.4||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1831|
|Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P31d||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1843|
|Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P31d||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1832|
|Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d210||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1832|
|Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P31d||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1872||T & B|
|Sacred Lyrics #d21||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1868|
|Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #26||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1865|
|Templi Carmina #d52||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1853|
|The Church Hymnal: a collection of hymns from the Prayer book hymnal, Additional hymns, and Hymns ancient and modern, and Hymns for church and home. For use in Churches where licensed by the Bishop #287||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1869|
|The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d90||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1874|
|The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #S26||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1855|
|The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #T58||Defend me, Lord, from shame||1855|
|The Modern Psalmist #d54||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1839|
|The National Psalmist #d35||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1848|
|The Olive Branch #d34||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1860|
|The Psalter: the Scottish Version of the Psalms Revised, and New Versions Adopted by the United Presbyterian Church #d23||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715||1872|
|The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #XXXI.I||Defend me, Lord, from shame||Psalm 31||1793|