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Dennis

1 Have mercy on me, Lord; 

to you my soul holds fast. 

Your cov'ring wings will shelter me

until the danger's past. 

 

2 I cry to God Most High, 

to God who answers me, 

For he fulfils his purposes 

for me most perfectly. 

3 He send his help from heaven 

and saves me from above, 

Rebuking those who seek my life; 

God sends his truth and love. 

4 I live with savage beasts, 

I dwell with lions strong - 

with men who speak with piercing words; 

a sharp sword is their tongue. 

Above the highest heavens, 

O God exalted be! 

And over all the earth below

display your majesty. 

 

6 My soul was overwhelmed; 

they spread a net for me. 

But they themselves fell in the pit

which they dug secretly. 

 

7 My heart is steadfast, Lord; 

with music I will sing. 

8 Awake, my soul! Wake, harp and lyre!

my song the dawn will bring. 

 

9 Among the nations, Lord, 

to you I will give praise. 

Among the peoples of the earth

my songs of you I'll raise. 

10 Great is your steadfast love, 

which reaches to the sky. 

Your constant faithfulness, O Lord, 

extends to heaven high. 

11 Above the highest heavens, 

O God exalted be! 

And over all the earth below

display your majesty. 

Lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland.