PSALM 86:11-17
METER:  CM (86 86)
SUGGESTED TUNES:  ST. ANNE or ARLINGTON
This is the meter of such hymns as "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" and "Am I a Soldier of the Cross."

1.  Teach me, Lord, to walk in your truth,
    My heart to fear your name.
    I thank you, Lord, with my whole heart,
    I'll glo-ri-fy you e'er.
2.  Great is your stead-fast love toward me,
    You saved me from She-ol.
    The in-sol-ent rise a-gainst me,
    The ruth-less seek my life.
3.  But you, O Lord, are al-ways full
    Of mer-cy and of grace.
    You're slow to an-ger and a-bound
    In love and faith-ful-ness.
4.  Turn to me, mer-cy have on me,
    And give your serv-ant strength.
    Save me, for I'm your faith-ful child,
    Child of your serv-ing girl.
5.  Show me a sign of fa-vor, that
    My ad-ver-sar-ies see
    And be a-shamed, for you, O Lord,
    Have helped and strength-ened me.

Stanzas 1-3 copyright 2002 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanzas 4-5 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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