1 Hear my words, O LORD my God;
listen to my sighs and groans.
Hear my cry, my king, my God,
I will pray to you alone.
When the morning comes, O LORD,
you shall hear my pleading cries;
I will watch when comes the dawn;
I will bring my sacrifice.
2 Surely you are not a God
who in evil takes delight;
evil shall not dwell with you,
nor the proud stand in your sight.
Evildoers, LORD, you hate;
lying ones will you lay waste.
Men who murder and deceive,
God, the LORD, abhors and hates.
3 But in your great love will I
come into your house of grace.
Rev'rent, I will worship there,
bowing toward your holy place.
Guide me safely, O my LORD,
in your perfect righteousness;
since my enemies are near,
make straight paths before my face.
4 Not one word they say is true;
from their heart destruction comes;
and their throats are open graves,
yet they flatter with their tongues.
Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them by their counsels fall;
snare them in the schemes they plan,
for against you they rebel.
5 Let all those who flee to you
find their refuge and be glad.
Let them ever sing for joy,
ever them protection spread.
Those who truly love your name
magnify you with their praise.
You will bless the righteous, LORD,
shielding him with all your grace.
Joseph Parry (b. Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1841; d. Penarth, Glamorganshire, 1903) was born into a poor but musical family. Although he showed musical gifts at an early age, he was sent to work in the puddling furnaces of a steel mill at the age of nine. His family immigrated to a Welsh…
Display Title: O Jehovah, Hear My WordsFirst Line: O Jehovah, hear my wordsTune Title: REHOBOTHMeter: 77.77 DSource: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 9
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