Shew mercy, Lord, to me, for man

Show mercy, Lord, for me, for man

Tune: SONG 67
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Shew mercy, Lord, to me, for man
would swallow me outright;
He me oppresseth, while he doth
against me daily fight.

2 They daily would me swallow up
that hate me spitefully;
For they be many that do fight
against me, O most High.

3 When I’m afraid I’ll trust in thee:
4 In God I’ll praise his word;
I will not fear what flesh can do,
my trust is in the Lord.

5 Each day they wrest my words; their thoughts
’gainst me are all for ill.
6 They meet, they lurk, they mark my steps,
waiting my soul to kill.

7 But shall they by iniquity
escape thy judgments so?
O God, with indignation down
do thou the people throw.

8 My wand’rings all what they have been
thou know’st, their number took;
Into thy bottle put my tears:
are they not in thy book?

9 My foes shall, when I cry, turn back;
I know’t, God is for me.
10 In God his word I’ll praise; his word
in God shall praised be.

11 In God I trust; I will not fear
what man can do to me.
12 Thy vows upon me are, O God:
I’ll render praise to thee.

13 Wilt thou not, who from death me sav’d,
my feet from falls keep free,
To walk before God in the light
of those that living be?



Source: Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P60

Text Information

First Line: Show mercy, Lord, for me, for man
Title: Shew mercy, Lord, to me, for man
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

SONG 67

SONG 67 was published as a setting for Psalm 1 in Edmund Prys's Welsh Llyfr y Psalmau (1621). Erik Routley (PHH 31) suggests that the tune should be ascribed to Prys. Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) supplied a new bass line for the melody when it was published with a number of his own tunes in George With…

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P56

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