Psalm 5

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Common Metre Tunes

To the chief Musician, upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.

   1  Give ear unto my words, O Lord,
         my meditation weigh.
   2  Hear my loud cry, my King, my God;
         for I to thee will pray.
   3  Lord, thou shalt early hear my voice:
         I early will direct
      My pray'r to thee; and, looking up,
         an answer will expect.
   4  For thou art not a God that doth
         in wickedness delight;
      Neither shall evil dwell with thee,
   5     Nor fools stand in thy sight.
      All that ill-doers are thou hat'st;
   6     Cutt'st off that liars be:
      The bloody and deceitful man
         abhorrèd is by thee.
   7  But I into thy house will come
         in thine abundant grace;
      And I will worship in thy fear
         toward thy holy place.
   8  Because of those mine enemies,
         Lord, in thy righteousness
      Do thou me lead; do thou thy way
         make straight before my face.
   9  For in their mouth there is no truth,
         their inward part is ill;
      Their throat's an open sepulchre,
        their tongue doth flatter still.
  10  O God, destroy them; let them be
         by their own counsel quelled:
      Them for their many sins cast out,
         for they 'gainst thee rebelled.
  11  But let all joy that trust in thee,
         and still make shouting noise;
      For them thou sav'st; let all that love
         thy name in thee rejoice.
  12  For, Lord, unto the righteous man
         thou wilt thy blessing yield:
      With favor thou wilt compass him
         about, as with a shield.

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