Give ear unto my words, O Lord, my meditation weighPublished in 11 hymnals
Give ear unto my words, O Lord,
my meditation weigh.
Hear my loud cry, my King, my God;
for I to thee will pray.
Lord, thou shalt early hear my voice:
I early will direct
My pray’r to thee; and, looking up,
an answer will expect.
For thou art not a God that doth
in wickedness delight;
Neither shall evil dwell with thee,
Nor fools stand in thy sight.
All that ill-doers are thou hat’st;
Cutt’st off that liars be:
The bloody and deceitful man
abhorred is by thee.
But I into thy house will come
in thine abundant grace;
And I will worship in thy fear
toward thy holy place.
Because of those mine enemies,
Lord, in thy righteousness
Do thou me lead; do thou thy way
make straight before my face.
For in their mouth there is no truth,
their inward part is ill;
Their throat’s an open sepulchre,
their tongue doth flatter still.
O God, destroy them; let them be
by their own counsel quell’d:
Them for their many sins cast out,
for they ‘gainst thee rebell’d.
But let all joy that trust in thee,
and still make shouting noise;
For them thou sav’st; let all that love
thy name in thee rejoice.
For, Lord, unto the righteous man
thou wilt thy blessing yield:
With favour thou wilt compass him
about, as with a shield.
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases, 1781
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|The Bible Hymnal #4||GIVE EAR UNTO MY WORDS, O LORD||Give ear unto my words, O Lord||[Give ear unto my words] (Armstrong)||Psalm 5||2013|