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Psalm 143 - 1st Version
EVAN | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
William H. Havergal, 1793-1870
1 LORD, hear my prayer, regard my cries;
And in thy faithfulness
Give thou an answer unto me,
And in thy righteousness.
2 Thy servant also bring thou not
In judgment to be tried;
Because no living man can be
In thy sight justified.
3 Because the foe pursues my soul,
My life to earth doth tread;
In darkness he hath made me dwell,
As those that are long dead.
4 My spirit, then, is overwhelmed
With sore perplexity;
Within me is my very heart
5 I call to mind the days of old,
I think upon thy deeds;
On all the work I meditate
Which from thy hand proceeds.
6 My hands to thee I stretch; my soul
Thirsts as dry land for thee.
7 Haste, Lord, to hear, my spirit fails:
Hide not thy face from me;
Lest like to them I do become
That go down to the dust.
8 At morn let me thy kindness hear;
For in thee do I trust.
Teach me the way that I should walk:
I lift my soul to thee.
9 Lord, free me from my foes; I flee
To thee to cover me.
10 Because thou art my God, to do
Thy will do me instruct;
Good is thy Spirit, in a land
That plain is me conduct.
11 Revive and quicken me, O Lord,
Even for thine own name's sake;
And do thou, in thy righteousness,
My soul from trouble take.
12 And of thy mercy slay my foes;
Let all destroyed be
That do afflict my soul: for I
A servant am to thee.
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1 ¬∂ Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
7 ¬∂ Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.