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NORWICH | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621
1 LORD, from the ill and froward man
Give me deliverance,
And do thou safe preserve me from
The man of violence:
2 Who in their heart things mischievous
Do meditate alway:
And they for war together are
Assembled every day.
3 Even like unto a serpent's tongue
Their tongues they sharp do make;
And underneath their lips there lies
The poison of a snake.
4 Lord, keep me from the wicked's hands,
From violent men me save;
Who utterly to overthrow
My goings purposed have.
5 The proud have hid a snare and cords,
For me have spread a net;
Close by the path they have it spread,
And gins for me have set.
6 Then to the Lord thus did I say,
My God art thou, O Lord;
Then hear my supplication's voice,
And help to me afford.
7 Jehovah, Lord, thou who the strength
Of my salvation art,
Thou to my head in day of war
Protection dost impart.
8 Unto the wicked man, O Lord,
His wishes do not grant;
Nor further thou his ill device,
Lest they themselves should vaunt.
9 As for the head of those that do
About encompass me,
Even by the mischief of their lips
Let thou them covered be.
10 Let burning coals upon them fall,
Them cast into the flame,
And pits so deep, that they no more
May rise out of the same.
11 A man of evil tongue shall not
On earth established be:
Mischief shall hunt the violent
And waste him utterly.
12 The Lord, I know, will judge the poor,
Maintain the afflicted's right.
13 The righteous shall extol thy name:
The just dwell in thy sight.
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1 ¬∂ Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
8 ¬∂ Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.