PSALM 17:1-9
METER:  10 10 10 10
This is the meter of the hymn "Abide with Me."

1.  Hear a just cause, Lord, list-en to my cry!
    List-en to my pray'r, 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-drously show to me your stead-fast love,
    Sav-ior of those who seek ref-uge from foes.
    As your eye's ap-ple, hide me 'neath your wings,
    From dead-ly en-e-mies who ru-in me.

Stanzas 1-3 and the first half of stanza 4 reprinted by permission of the publisher form Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copryight 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Last half of stanza 4 copyright 2001 Dale A. Schoening.

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