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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