Psalm 101       N.

Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre

Common Metre Tunes

   1  I Mercy will and judgment sing,
         O Lord God, unto thee,
      O let me understand the ways
         that good and holy be.
   2  Within my house I daily will
         walk with an heart upright,
      And I no kind of wicked thing
         will set before my sight.
   3  I hate their works that fall away,
         they shall not cleave to me;
      From me shall go the froward heart,
         no evil will I see.
   4  Him I'll destroy that slandereth
         his neighbor privily;
      The lofty heart I will not bear,
         nor him that looketh high.
   5  My eyes shall be on them within
         the land that faithful be:
      In perfect way who walketh shall
         be servant unto me.
   6  I will no guileful person have
         within my house to dwell;
      And in my presence he shall not
         remain that lies doth tell.
   7  Betimes I will destroy e'en all
         the wicked of the land,
      That I may from God's city cut
         the wicked worker's hand.

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