Psalm 143 N.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 Lord, hear my pray'r and my complaint which I do make to thee, And in thy native truth, and in thy justice answer me.
2 In judgment with thy servant, Lord, O enter not at all: For justified be in thy sight not one that liveth shall.
3 The enemy pursued my soul, my life to ground hath thrown, And laid me in the dark like them that are to grave gone down:
4 Therefore my spirit in me is in great perplexity, My heart within me is also afflicted grievously.
5 Yet I record time past, and on thy works I meditate, Yea, I do muse upon the works that thy hands have create.
6 To thee, O Lord my God, do I stretch forth my craving hands; My soul desireth after thee, as do the thirsty lands.
7 Hear me with speed, my spirit fails, hide not thy face, lest I Be like to them that in the pit sink down, and there do lie.
8 Let me thy loving-kindness in the morning hear and know; For in thee is my trust, show me the way that I should go.
9 For unto thee I lift my soul, O Lord, deliver me From all mine enemies, for I have hid myself with thee.
10 Teach me to do thy will, for thou, thou art my God alway, Let thy good Spirit to the land, of mercy me convey.
11 For thy Name's sake with quick'ning grace alive do thou me make, And out of trouble bring my soul, e'en for thy justice' sake;
12 And of thy mercy slay my foes, let them destroy-ed be That do oppress my soul, for I a servant am to thee.