1 When I to thee my prayer make,
Lord, to my voice give ear;
My life save from the enemy,
of whom I stand in fear.
2 Me from their secret counsel hide
who do live wickedly;
From insurrection of those men
that work iniquity:
3 Who do their tongues with malice whet,
and make them cut like swords;
In whose bent bows are arrows set,
ev’n sharp and bitter words:
4 That they may at the perfect man
in secret aim their shot;
Yea, suddenly they dare at him
to shoot, and fear it not.
5 In ill encourage they themselves,
and their snares close do lay:
Together conference they have;
Who shall them see? they say.
6 They have search’d out iniquities,
a perfect search they keep:
Of each of them the inward thought,
and very heart, is deep.
7 God shall an arrow shoot at them,
and wound them suddenly:
8 So their own tongue shall them confound;
all who them see shall fly.
9 And on all men a fear shall fall,
God’s works they shall declare;
For they shall wisely notice take
what these his doings are.
10 In God the righteous shall rejoice,
and trust upon his might;
Yea, they shall greatly glory all
in heart that are upright.
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Bible Songs: a collection of psalms set to music for use in church and evangelistic services, prayer meetings, Sabbath schools, young people's societies, and family worship (Rev. and enl.ed) #126||Prayer for Safety from Foes||When I to thee my prayer make||[When I to thee my prayer make]||Psalm 64||1901||Aspirations | For Peace and Rest; Character | Good and Bad Contrasted; Character | Vicious; Christians | Conflicts of; Christians | Persecuted and Sorrowing; Godly Fear | The Blessedness of; Heart | Evil, Hard, and Stubborn; Praise | For God's Justice; Prayer | Complaint in; Prayer | For Deliverance from Enemies; Retribution | Threatened; Sin | Indwelling; Trust in God | Expressed; The Wicked | Condemned; The Wicked | Self-Destroyed|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P68||Psalm 64: When I to thee my prayer make||When I to thee my prayer make||8,6,8,6||Psalm 64||1800|
|Bible Songs: consisting of selections from the Psalms set to music suitable for Sabbath Schools, prayer meetings, etc. #83||The righteous shall on God rely||When I to thee my prayer make||1891|
|The Psalms of David, in Metre: allowed by the Authority of the Kirk of Scotland and Used in Several Branches of the Presbyterian Church #d147||When I to thee my prayer make||When I to thee my prayer make||1849|
|The Psalms of David, with a selection of standard music appropriately arranged according to sentiment of each Psalm or portion of Psalm (8th ed.) #62b||When I to thee my prayer make||When I to thee my prayer make||1865|
|The Psalter: the Scottish Version of the Psalms Revised, and New Versions Adopted by the United Presbyterian Church #d272||When I to thee my prayer make||When I to thee my prayer make||1872|