17 But then I came into God's holy place
and understood their final destiny.
18 Surely you place their feet on slippery ground;
19 How quickly their destruction comes about,
as terror grips them, sweeping them away!
20 O Lord, as one awaking from a dream,
you'll rise and scorn them as a fantasy.
21 When in my heart I was consumed with grief,
and when my soul was filled with bitterness,
22 Then I was like a brute beast in your sight,
So full of ignorance and foolishness.
23 Yet I remain with you continually;
By my right hand you hold me as my guide.
24 You'll lead me with your counsel to the end
and take me into glory to abide.
25 In heavèn whom have I but you alone?
On earth there's no one else whom I adore.
26 Although my heart may fail and flesh grow weak,
God is my strength and portion evermore.
27 Those who are far from you will be cut down;
All those who are unfaithful you destroy.
28 But I'll draw near and shelter in my God;
Your deeds, O LORD, I will recount with joy.
lyrics from 'Sing Psalms' Copyright Free Church of Scotland
Harmony and Melody Copyright Free Church of Scotland