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.