Psalm 5

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    Give ear unto my words, O Lord,
       my meditation weigh.
2    Hear my loud cry, my King, my God;
       for I to thee will pray.
3    Lord, thou shalt early hear my voice:
       I early will direct
     My pray'r to thee; and, looking up,
       an answer will expect.

4    For thou art not a God that doth
       in wickedness delight;
     Neither shall evil dwell with thee,
5      Nor fools stand in thy sight.
     All that ill-doers are thou hat'st;
6      Cutt'st off that liars be:
     The bloody and deceitful man
       abhorred is by thee.

7    But I into thy house will come
       in thine abundant grace;
     And I will worship in thy fear
       toward thy holy place.
8    Because of those mine enemies,
       Lord, in thy righteousness
     Do thou me lead; do thou thy way
       make straight before my face.

9    For in their mouth there is no truth,
       their inward part is ill;
     Their throat's an open sepulchre,
       their tongue doth flatter still.
10   O God, destroy them; let them be
       by their own counsel quell'd:
     Them for their many sins cast out,
       for they `gainst thee rebell'd.

11   But let all joy that trust in thee,
       and still make shouting noise;
     For them thou sav'st; let all that love
       thy name in thee rejoice.
12   For, Lord, unto the righteous man
       thou wilt thy blessing yield:
     With favour thou wilt compass him
       about, as with a shield.

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