I'll Sing of Mercy and of Justice

Words: Psalm 101,  from The Scottish Psalter of 1650

Music:   Dwight Armstrong
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 1  I'll sing of mercy and of justice,
       Lord, I'll sing to thee.
    With wisdom in a perfect way
       shall my behavior be.
    O when, in kindness unto me,
       wilt thou be pleased to come?
    I with a perfect heart will walk
       within my house at home.

 2  I will endure no wicked thing
       before mine eyes to be:
    I hate their work that turn aside,
       it shall not cleave to me.
    A stubborn and a froward heart
       shall quite depart from me;
    A person giv'n to wickedness 
       I will not know at all.

 3  I'll cut him off that slandereth
       his neighbor privily:
    The haughty heart I will not bear,
       nor him that looketh high.
    Upon the faithful of the land
       mine eyes shall always be,
    With favor shall I look on them,
       that they may dwell with me:

 4  No man who practices deceit
       shall dwell within my house;
    And in my presence shall no man
       remain who utters lies.
    Yea, all the wicked of the land
       I early will destroy;
    And cut off evil doers from
       the city of the Lord.

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