Psalm 26

Words: Isaac Watts

Long Metre Tunes

Self-examination; or, Evidences of grace.
   1  Judge me, O Lord, and prove my ways,
      And try my reins, and try my heart
      My faith upon thy promise stays,
      Nor from thy law my feet depart.
   2  I hate to walk, I hate to sit,
      With men of vanity and lies
      The scoffer and the hypocrite
      Are the abhorrence of mine eyes.
   3  Amongst thy saints will I appear
      With frauds well washed in innocence;
      But when I stand before thy bar,
      The blood of Christ is my defense.
   4  I love thy habitation, Lord,
      The temple where thine honors dwell;
      There shall I hear thine holy word,
      And there thy works of wonder tell.
   5  Let not my soul be joined at last
      With men of treachery and blood,
      Since I my days on earth have passed
      Among the saints, and near my God.

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