Psalm 7

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: 8,6,8,6

1    O Lord my God, in thee do I
       my confidence repose:
     Save and deliver me from all
       my persecuting foes;
2    Lest that the enemy my soul
       should, like a lion, tear,
     In pieces rending it, while there
       is no deliverer.

3    O Lord my God, if it be so
       that I committed this;
     If it be so that in my hands
       iniquity there is:
4    If I rewarded ill to him
       that was at peace with me;
     (Yea, ev'n the man that without cause
       my foe was I did free;)

5    Then let the foe pursue and take
       my soul, and my life thrust
     Down to the earth, and let him lay
       mine honour in the dust.
6    Rise in thy wrath, Lord, raise thyself,
       for my foes raging be;
     And, to the judgment which thou hast
       commanded, wake for me.

7    So shall th' assembly of thy folk
       about encompass thee:
     Thou, therefore, for their sakes, return
       unto thy place on high.
8    The Lord he shall the people judge:
       my judge, Jehovah, be,
     After my righteousness, and mine
       integrity in me.

9    O let the wicked's malice end;
       but stablish stedfastly
     The righteous: for the righteous God
       the hearts and reins doth try.
10   In God, who saves th' upright in heart,
       is my defence and stay.
11   God just men judgeth, God is wroth
       with ill men ev'ry day.

12   If he do not return again,
       then he his sword will whet;
     His bow he hath already bent,
       and hath it ready set:
13   He also hath for him prepar'd
       the instruments of death;
     Against the persecutors he
       his shafts ordained hath.

14   Behold, he with iniquity
       doth travail, as in birth;
     A mischief he conceived hath,
       and falsehood shall bring forth.
15   He made a pit and digg'd it deep,
       another there to take;
     But he is fall'n into the ditch
       which he himself did make.

16   Upon his own head his mischief
       shall be returned home;
     His vi'lent dealing also down
       on his own pate shall come.
17   According to his righteousness
       the Lord I'll magnify;
     And will sing praise unto the name
       of God that is most high.

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