Psalm 101

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Common Metre Tunes

A Psalm of David.

 1  I mercy will and judgment sing,
       Lord, I will sing to thee.
 2  With wisdom in a perfect way
       shall my behavior be.

    O when, in kindness unto me,
        wilt thou be pleased to come?
    I with a perfect heart will walk
        within my house at home.

 3  I will endure no wicked thing
       before mine eyes to be:
    I hate their work that turn aside,
       it shall not cleave to me.

 4  A stubborn and a froward heart
       depart quite from me shall;
    A person giv'n to wickedness 
       I will not know at all.

 5  I'll cut him off that slandereth
       his neighbor privily:
    The haughty heart I will not bear,
       nor him that looketh high.

 6  Upon the faithful of the land
       mine eyes shall be, that they
    May dwell with me: he shall me serve
       that walks in perfect way.

 7  Who of deceit a worker is
       in my house shall not dwell;
    And in my presence shall he not
       remain that lies doth tell.

 8  Yea, all the wicked of the land
       early destroy will I;
    All from God's city to cut off
       that work iniquity.

Page Copyright 2001, Music for the Church of God
e-mail us at:
Page last modified on: 07/29/2004