Give ear unto my words, O Lord

Representative Text

1 Give ear unto my words, O Lord,
my meditation weigh.
2 Hear my loud cry, my King, my God;
for I to thee will pray.
3 Lord, thou shalt early hear my voice:
I early will direct
My prayer to thee; and, looking up,
an answer will expect.

4 For thou art not a God that doth
in wickedness delight;
neither shall evil dwell with thee,
5 nor fools stand in thy sight.
All evil-doers thou dost hate,
6 cutt’st off that liars be:
the bloody and deceitful man
abhorred is by thee.

7 But I into thy house will come
in thine abundant grace;
and I will worship in thy fear
toward thy holy place.
8 Lord, lead me in thy righteousness,
for foes do lie in wait:
thy way, wherein I am to walk,
before my face make straight.

9 For in their mouth there is no truth,
their inward part is vile;
their throat’s an open sepulchre,
their tongue is full of guile.
10 O God, destroy them; let them be
by their own counsel quelled:
them for their many sins cast out,
for they ‘gainst thee rebelled.

11 But let all joy that trust in thee,
for aye lift up their voice,
for them thou sav’st: it thee let all
that love thy name rejoice.
12 For, Lord, unto the righteous man
thou wilt thy blessing yield:
With favour thou wilt compass him
about, as with a shield.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P5

Text Information

First Line: Give ear unto my words, O Lord, My meditation weigh
Title: Give ear unto my words, O Lord
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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