Words: The Psalter for Christian Worship, Michael Morgan
A Wisdom Psalm
The LORD is surely good To those whose hearts are pure; To those upright, who in God's sight Are just, the path is sure. But all along my way, The tempter's charm I see; LORD, cast aside ambitious pride, And keep me true to Thee.
The proud with self are clothed, And greed their will commands; Vain hearts are rent with discontent That God their praise demands. As slaves they hold us fast, And all goodwill oppress; They use deceit for our defeat, And wrong for righteousness.
I know my weakness, LORD, The ease with which I fall; At Thy right hand, I long to stand And claim Thee LORD of all! What hope have I in earth, Or glory yet to be? My flesh is frail, my heart may fail, But not my love for Thee.