Psalm 101

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    I mercy will and judgment sing,
       Lord, I will sing to thee.
2    With wisdom in a perfect way
       shall my behaviour be.
     O when, in kindness unto me,
       wilt thou be pleas'd 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 neighbour 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.

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