PSALM 17:1-7, 15
METER:  10 10 10 10
This is the meter for such hymns as "Abide with Me."

1.  Hear a just cause, Lord, lis-ten to my cry!
    Lis-ten to my prayer, free from all de-ceit.
    Judge in my fa-vor, see my cause is right.
    Try me by night, ex-am-ine me in full.
2.  You'll find no e-vil in my heart or mouth.
    I have no praise for hu-man works and ways.
    Your voice I fol-low, your com-mands I keep.
    I have not fol-lowed paths of vi-o-lence.
3.  My steps I've held fast fol-low-ing your paths,
    My feet have nev-er slipped from your path-ways.
    I call you, for you an-swer me, O God;
    Turn un-to me, and hear the words I speak.
4.  Won-drous-ly show to me your stead-fast love,
    Sav-ior of those who seek ref-uge from foes.
    I shall be-hold your face in right-eous-ness,
    Wak-ing and see-ing you, con-tent I'll be.

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

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