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Lord, hear the right, attend my cry. Unto my prayer give heed

Representative Text

1 Lord, hear the right, attend my cry,
unto my pray’r give heed,
That doth not in hypocrisy
from feigned lips proceed.

2 And from before thy presence forth
my sentence do thou send:
Toward these things that equal are
do thou thine eyes intend.

3 Thou prov’dst mine heart, thou visit’dst me
by night, thou didst me try,
Yet nothing found’st; for that my mouth
shall not sin, purpos’d I.

4 As for men’s works, I, by the word
that from thy lips doth flow,
Did me preserve out of the paths
wherein destroyers go.

5 Hold up my goings, Lord, me guide
in those thy paths divine,
So that my footsteps may not slide
out of those ways of thine.

6 I called have on thee, O God,
because thou wilt me hear:
That thou may’st hearken to my speech,
to me incline thine ear.

7 Thy wondrous loving-kindness show,
thou that, by thy right hand,
Sav’st them that trust in thee from those
that up against them stand.

8 As th’ apple of the eye me keep;
in thy wings shade me close
9 From lewd oppressors, compassing
me round, as deadly foes.

10 In their own fat they are inclos’d;
their mouth speaks loftily.
11 Our steps they compass’d; and to ground
down bowing set their eye.

12 He like unto a lion is
that’s greedy of his prey,
Or lion young, which lurking doth
in secret places stay.

13 Arise, and disappoint my foe,
and cast him down, O Lord:
My soul save from the wicked man,
the man which is thy sword.

14 From men, which are thy hand, O Lord,
from worldly men me save,
Which only in this present life
their part and portion have.

Whose belly with thy treasure hid
thou fill’st: they children have
In plenty; of their goods the rest
they to their children leave.

15 But as for me, I thine own face
in righteousness will see;
And with thy likeness, when I wake,
I satisfy’d shall be.



Source: Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P18

Text Information

First Line: Lord, hear the right, attend my cry. Unto my prayer give heed
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English

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Bible Songs #27

Bible Songs #d79

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Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P18

Songs for Christian Worship #d142

Songs for Young and Old #d78

The Book of Praise #7

The Book of Psalms Rendered in Metre and Set to Music #d134

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P9

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P9

The Psalms of David, in Metre #d62

The Psalter #d105

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