Psalm 5 T.S.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 Incline thine ears, O Lord, and let my words have free access To thee, who art my God and King, from whom I seek redress.
2 Hear me betimes, Lord, tarry not, for I will have respect, My supplication in the morn to thee for to direct.
3 And I will patiently still trust in thee, my God, alone; Thou art not pleased with wickedness, and ill with thee dwells none.
4 Such as be foolish shall not stand in sight of thee, O Lord; Vain workers of iniquity thou hast always abhorred.
5 The liars and base flatterers shall be destroyed by thee; Blood-thirsty and deceitful men likewise shall hated be.
6 Therefore will I come to thy house, trusting upon thy grace; And rev'rently will worship thee towards thy holy place.
7 Lord, lead me in thy righteousness, for to confound my foes; Also the way that I should walk before my face disclose:
8 For in their mouths there is no truth, their inward filth is great; Their throat an open sepulcher, and tongues full of deceit.
9 Destroy their false conspiracies, that they may come to naught: Subvert them in their heaps of sin, who have rebellion wrought:
10 But those that put their trust in thee, let them be glad always; And render thanks for thy defense, and give thy Name the praise
11 For thou with favor wilt increase the just and righteous still; And with thy grace, as with a shield, defend him from all ill.