Psalm 25 T.S.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 I Lift my heart to thee, my God and guide most just; Now suffer me to take no shame, for in thee do I trust.
2 Let not my foes rejoice, nor make a scorn of me; And let them not be overthrown, that put their trust in thee.
3 But shame shall them befall, who harm them wrongfully: Therefore thy paths, and thy right ways, unto me, Lord, descry.
4 Direct me in thy truth, and teach me, I thee pray: Thou art my Savior and my God, on thee I wait alway.
5 Thy mercies manifold remember, Lord, I pray: In pity thou art plentiful, and so hast been alway.
6 Remember not the faults and frailty of my youth; Call not to mind how ignorant I have been of thy truth:
7 Nor after my deserts let me thy mercy find; But of thine own benignity, Lord, have me in thy mind.
8 His mercy is full sweet, his truth a perfect guide; Therefore the Lord will sinners teach, and such as go aside.
9 The humble he will teach his precepts to obey, He will direct in all his paths the lowly man alway.
10 For all the ways of God both truth and mercy are; To them that do his covenant and statutes keep with care.
The Second Part.
11 Now for thy holy Name, O Lord, I thee entreat To grant me pardon for my sin, for it is very great.
12 Whoso doth fear the Lord, by him he shall be kept, To lead his life in such a way as he doth best accept:
13 His soul shall evermore in goodness dwell and stand; His seed and his posterity inherit shall the land.
14 All those that fear the Lord, know his secret intent; And unto them he doth declare his will and testament.
15 My eyes and thankful heart to him I will advance, That plucked my feet out of the snare Of sin and ignorance.
16 With mercy me behold, to thee I make my moan; For I am poor and desolate, and comfortless alone.
17 The troubles of my heart are multiplied indeed; Bring me out of this misery, necessity, and need.
18 Behold my poverty, my anguish and my pain: Remit my sin and my offence, and make me clean again.
19 O Lord, behold my foes, how they do still increase, Pursuing me with deadly hate, that fain would live in peace:
20 Preserve and keep my soul, and still deliver me; And let me not be overthrown, because I trust in thee.
21 Let truth and uprightness for ever wait on me, Because my hope and confidence have always been in thee.
22 Deliver, Lord, thy folk, and send them some relief; I mean thy chosen Israel, from all their pain and grief.