PSALM 31:1-5, 15-16
METER:  CM (86 86)
This is the meter to such hymns as "O God, Our Help in Ages Past."

1.  In you, O Lord, I seek ref-uge,
    Let me not be a-shamed;
    In right-eous-ness de-liv-er me.
    Turn to me, save me now!
2.  A rock of ref-uge be to me,
    A fort-ress strong to save.
    You're my de-fense, Lord; for your sake
    Lead and di-rect my ways.
3.  Take me out of the hid-den trap,
    For you are my ref-uge.
    In-to your hands I place my-self;
    You saved me, faith-ful God.
4.  My times are al-ways in your care,
    Save me from all my foes.
    Look up-on me with shin-ing face,
    In stead-fast love save me.

Stanzas 1-3 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanza 4 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.

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