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ST. LEONARD | Bible Passage
Henry Smart, 1813-1879
1 LORD, keep me, for I trust in thee;
To God this was my cry,
2 Thou art my Lord, and above thee
Not any good have I.
3 To saints on earth, The excellent,
There my delight's all placed;
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied
To other gods that haste:
Of their drink-offerings of blood
No offering will I make;
Their very names into my lips
I will not even take.
5 Of mine inheritance and cup
The Lord's the portion sure;
The lot that fallen is to me
Thou dost maintain secure.
6 Unto me happily the lines
In pleasant places fell;
Yea, the inheritance I have
In beauty doth excel.
7 I bless the Lord, because he doth
By counsel me conduct;
And in the seasons of the night
My reins do me instruct.
8 Before me still the Lord I set:
Since it is so that he
Doth ever stand at my right hand,
I shall not moved be.
9 Because of this my heart is glad,
And joy shall be expressed
Even by my glory; and my flesh
In confidence shall rest.
10 Because my soul unto the grave
Shall not be left by thee;
And thou wilt not thine Holy One
Corruption give to see.
11 Thou wilt me show the path of life:
Of joy there is full store
Before thy face; in thy right hand
Are pleasures evermore.
1 ¬∂ Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
8 ¬∂ I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.