Psalms in Metre
   1  Incline thine ears, O Lord, and let
         my words have free access
      To thee, who art my God and King,
         from whom I seek redress.
   2  Hear me betimes, Lord, tarry not,
         for I will have respect,
      My supplication in the morn
         to thee for to direct.
   3  And I will patiently still trust
         in thee, my God, alone;
      Thou art not pleased with wickedness,
         and ill with thee dwells none.
   4  Such as be foolish shall not stand
         in sight of thee, O Lord;
      Vain workers of iniquity
         thou hast always abhorred.
   5  The liars and base flatterers
         shall be destroyed by thee;
      Blood-thirsty and deceitful men
         likewise shall hated be.
   6  Therefore will I come to thy house,
         trusting upon thy grace;
      And rev'rently will worship thee
         towards thy holy place.
   7  Lord, lead me in thy righteousness,
         for to confound my foes;
      Also the way that I should walk
         before my face disclose:
   8  For in their mouths there is no truth,
         their inward filth is great;
      Their throat an open sepulcher,
         and tongues full of deceit.
   9  Destroy their false conspiracies,
         that they may come to naught:
      Subvert them in their heaps of sin,
         who have rebellion wrought:
  10  But those that put their trust in thee,
         let them be glad always;
      And render thanks for thy defense,
         and give thy Name the praise
  11  For thou with favor wilt increase
         the just and righteous still;
      And with thy grace, as with a shield,
         defend him from all ill.

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