PSALM 5:1-8
METER:  SM (66 86)
This is the tune to such hymns as "Come, We That Love the Lord" and "Rise Up, O Men of God"

1.  Lord, list-en to my words
    And hear me as I sigh;
    You are my God and King, O Lord;
    Please list-en to my cry.
2.  I pray to you, O Lord;
    Each morn you hear my voice,
    I pray to you at rise of sun,
    And wait for your re-ply.
3.  You are not pleased, O God,
    When wick-ed-ness is done.
    No e-vil in your pres-ence is
    Al-lowed to come and dwell.
4.  You can-not stand the proud,
    You hate all wick-ed ones,
    You crush the li-ar, and ab-hor
    The vio-lent and the false.
5.  Through your a-bun-dant love
    I can be-fore you come
    And wor-ship in your ho-ly house
    In rev-er-ence and awe.
6.  Lord, I have man-y foes;
    Lead me to do your will,
    Be-fore me make my path-way straight
    That I may fol-low you.

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

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