PSALM 16
METER:  11 10 11 10 11 10
SUGGESTED TUNE:  FINLANDIA
This is the meter of the hymn "Be Still, My Soul"

1.  Pro-tect me, God; I trust in you for safe-ty.
    I say, "You are my God; all good's from you."
    How no-ble are the saints, God's faith-ful peo-ple.
    My great-est plea-sure is to be with them.
    Those who choose other gods know only trou-ble.
    I will not wor-ship them or speak their names.
2.  God gives me food, he e'er is my pro-vid-er;
    He gives fine things to me that give me joy.
    I bless the Lord who ev-er does in-struct me,
    And in the night gives guid-ance in my heart.
    I keep the pres-ence of the Lord be-fore me;
    I am not shak-en, for he's al-ways near.
3.  There-fore my heart is glad, my soul re-joic-es.
    My bod-y also al-ways is se-cure.
    You do not give me up to lands of shad-ow,
    Nor leave your faith-ful in the land of death.
    The path of life you show to me; your pres-ence
    Gives joy and plea-sure for e-ter-ni-ty.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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