I'll Sing of Mercy and of Justice
Words: Psalm 101, from The Scottish Psalter of 1650
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.