Psalm 54

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Common Metre Tunes

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?

   1  Save me, O God, by thy great name,
         and judge me by thy strength:
   2  My prayer hear, O God; give ear
         unto my words at length.
   3  For they that strangers are to me
         do up against me rise;
      Oppressors seek my soul, and God
         set not before their eyes.
   4  The Lord my God my helper is,
         lo, therefore I am bold:
      He taketh part with ev'ry one
         that doth my soul uphold.
   5  Unto mine enemies he shall
         mischief and ill repay:
      O for thy truth's sake cut them off,
         and sweep them clean away.
   6  I will a sacrifice to thee
         give with free willingness;
      Thy name, O Lord, because 'tis good,
         with praise I will confess.
   7  For he hath me delivered
         from all adversities;
      And his desire mine eye hath seen
         upon mine enemies.

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