Psalm 15

Lord, who shall come to thee

Author: John Scrimger
Tune: LISBON (Read)
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1 Lord, who shall come to Thee,
And stand before Thy face?
Who shall abide, a welcome guest,
Within Thy holy place?

2 The man of upright life,
Sincere in word and deed,
Who slanders neither friend nor foe,
Nor idle tales will heed.

3 Who honors godly men,
But scorns the false and file,
Who keeps his promised word to all,
Thought loss be his the while.

4 Who loves not usury,
Nor takes a base reward;
Unmoved forever he shall be,
And stand before the Lord.

The Psalter: with the responsive readings, 1912

Author: John Scrimger

Scrimger, John. (Waterloo Co., Ontario, February 10, 1849--August 6, 1915, Bic, Quebec). Presbyterian. University of Toronto, M.A., 1870; theological study at Knox College, Toronto. Pastorate at Montreal, 1873-1882, combined with lectureship in exegesis at Presbyterian College; professor of Greek and Hebrew exegesis, 1882-1904; principal, and professor of systematic theology, 1904-1915. He served in the denomination's hymnal committee, 1894-1915, being involved in the preparation of the 1897 and 1918 Books of Praise; to the latter he contributed a metrical version of Psalm 15. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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