PSALM 26
METER:  LM (88 88)
SUGGESTED TUNES:  OLD 100TH or MARYTON
This is the meter of such hymns as "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow" and "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee"

1.  De-clare me in-no-cent, O Lord,
    For I do what is right and true,
    And I trust in you, Lord our God,
    That I will not un-stead-y be.
2.  Ex-am-ine me and test me, Lord;
    My heart and mind put to the test.
    Your con-stant love is e'er my guide,
    Your faith-ful-ness leads me al-ways.
3.  I stay a-way from worth-less ones;
    Have naught with hy-po-crites to do.
    I can't with e-vil-do-ers be,
    And I a-void the wick-ed ones.
4.  I wash my hands in in-no-cence,
    And wor-ship at your al-tar, Lord,
    Sing-ing you thanks, tell-ing your deeds.
    I love the home in which you dwell.
5.  With sin-ful ones de-stroy me not.
    Let me not die with mur-der-ers,
    Those who do e-vil all the time,
    Whose right hand al-ways takes a bribe.
6.  For I walk with in-teg-ri-ty;
    Save me and show your mer-cy, Lord.
    You keep me, Lord, on lev-el ground.
    I'll bless you, Lord, a-mong your own.

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

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