1 O hear my prayer, LORD;
my cry for mercy heed.
In truth and righteousness
Draw near to meet my need.
2 And do not judge me in your sight
For in your presence none is right.
3 The foe has hounded me
and crushed me to the ground,
In darkness made me dwell,
Like those in death long bound.
4 And so my spirit is afraid;
My heart within me is dismayed.
5 Therefore I call to mind
the days and years long gone;
I ponder all your works
And what your hands have done.
6 To you in prayer I spread my hands;
For you I thirst, like arid lands.
7 My spirit fails, O LORD;
come quickly to my side.
Hide not your face from me,
Lest to the pit I slide.
8 Let morning bring your love anew,
For I have put my trust in you.
To you I lift my soul;
Show me the way to go.
9 I hide myself in you;
LORD, save me from my foe.
10 My God, teach me to do your will;
May your good Spirit lead me still.
11 For your great mercy's sake,
O LORD, preserve my life;
And in your righteousness
Deliver me from strife.
12 In love, put all my foes to shame;
Destroy them, for I bear your name.
lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland
Harmony and melody Copyright Free Church of Scotland