Psalm 25 (1st version)

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 6,6,8,6

1    To thee I lift my soul:
2      O Lord, I trust in thee:
     My God, let me not be asham'd,
       nor foes triumph o'er me.
3    Let none that wait on thee
       be put to shame at all;
     But those that without cause transgress,
       let shame upon them fall.

4    Shew me thy ways, O Lord;
       thy paths, O teach thou me:
5    And do thou lead me in thy truth,
       therein my teacher be:
     For thou art God that dost
       to me salvation send,
     And I upon thee all the day
       expecting do attend.

6    Thy tender mercies, Lord,
       I pray thee to remember,
     And loving-kindnesses; for they
       have been of old for ever.
7    My sins and faults of youth
       do thou, O Lord, forget:
     After thy mercy think on me,
       and for thy goodness great.

8    God good and upright is:
       the way he'll sinners show.
9    The meek in judgment he will guide,
       and make his path to know.
10   The whole paths of the Lord
       are truth and mercy sure,
     To those that do his cov'nant keep,
       and testimonies pure.

11   Now, for thine own name's sake,
       O Lord, I thee entreat
     To pardon mine iniquity;
       for it is very great.
12   What man is he that fears
       the Lord, and doth him serve?
     Him shall he teach the way that he
       shall choose, and still observe.

13   His soul shall dwell at ease;
       and his posterity
     Shall flourish still, and of the earth
       inheritors shall be.
14   With those that fear him is
       the secret of the Lord;
     The knowledge of his covenant
       he will to them afford.

15   Mine eyes upon the Lord
       continually are set:
     For he it is that shall bring forth
       my feet out of the net.
16   Turn unto me thy face,
       and to me mercy show;
     Because that I am desolate,
       and am brought very low.

17   My heart's griefs are increas'd:
       me from distress relieve.
18   See mine affliction and my pain,
       and all my sins forgive.
19   Consider thou my foes,
       because they many are;
     And it a cruel hatred is
       which they against me bear.

20   O do thou keep my soul,
       do thou deliver me:
     And let me never be asham'd,
       because I trust in thee.
21   Let uprightness and truth
       keep me, who thee attend.
22   Redemption, Lord, to Israel
       from all his troubles send.

Recordings of Psalm 25 (1st version)

PsalmTuneRatingSinging TypePublisher 
Psalm 25 1st version v4-10
Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650
(76 votes)
Highland Harmony Singers
Dornoch Festival of Psalms 2002