Psalm 54 J.H.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 God, save me for thy holy Name, and for thy goodness' sake: Unto the strength, Lord, of the same, I do my cause betake.
2 Regard, O Lord, and give an ear to me when I do pray; Bow down thyself to me, and hear the words that I do say:
3 For strangers up against me rise, and tyrants vex me still, Who have not God before their eyes, that seek my soul to spill.
4 But lo, my God doth give me aid, the Lord is nigh at hand; With them by whom my soul is stayed the Lord doth ever stand.
5 With plagues repay again all those for me that lie in wait, And in thy truth destroy my foes with their own snare and bait.
6 An off'ring of free heart and will then I to thee shall make, And praise thy Name, for therein still great comfort I do take.
7 Thou, Lord, at length hast set me free from them that craft conspire, And now my eye with joy doth see on them my heart's desire.