Give Ear Unto My Words, O Lord
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.