1 To you I call, O LORD my Rock;
Do not be deaf to my loud cry.
I'll be like those gone down to death
If you are silent in reply.
2 Receive my plea for mercy, LORD,
As now I call to you for grace,
As i lift up my hands in prayer
And look to your Most Holy Place.
3 O drag me not away with those
Who practice wickedness and sin,
Who kindly to their neighbours speak
But harbour malice deep within.
4 Repay them for their evil deeds
And for their acts of wickedness;
Bring back on them what they deserve
And punish their unrighteousness.
5 Because the LORD's works they despise
and treat his actions with disdain,
In justice he will tear them down
and never build them up again.
6 Praise to the LORD, for he has heard
The plea for mercy which I made.
7 He is my strength, he is my shield;
I trust in him who send me aid.
My heart uplifted leaps for joy;
My thanks to him I gladly sing.
8 The LORD God is his people's strength,
A saving fortress for his king.
9 LORD, save your people, your own flock;
Be pleased your heritage to bless.
Be their good shepherd; carry them
Forever in your faithfulness.
Lyrics from "Sing Psalms". Copyright Free Church of Scotland.