METER: 10 10 10 10
SUGGESTED TUNE: EVENTIDE
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.