Give Ear Unto My Words, O Lord

Words: Psalm 5:1-8, 11-12, from The Scottish Psalter

Music: Dwight Armstrong
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 1  Give ear unto my words, O Lord,
       my meditation weigh.
    Hear my loud cry, my King, my God;
       for I to thee will pray.
    Lord, thou shalt early hear my voice:
       I early will direct
    My pray'r to thee; and, looking up,
       an answer will expect.

 2  For thou art not a God that doth
       in wickedness delight;
    Neither shall evil dwell with thee,
       Nor fools stand in thy sight.
    All that ill-doers are thou hat'st;
       Cutt'st off that liars be:
    The bloody and deceitful man
       abhorred is by thee.

 3  But I into thy house will come
       in thine abundant grace;
    And I will worship in thy fear
       toward thy holy place.
    Because of those mine enemies,
       Lord, in thy righteousness
    Do thou me lead; do thou thy way
       make straight before my face.

 4  But let all joy that trust in thee,
       and still make shouting noise;
    For them thou sav'st; let all that love
       thy name in thee rejoice.
    For, Lord, unto the righteous man
       thou wilt thy blessing yield:
    With favor thou wilt compass him
       about, as with a shield.

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