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CULROSS | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody from Scottish Psalter, 1634
1 HEAR thou my prayer, O God, hide not
From my entreating voice:
2 Attend and hear me, in my plaint
I mourn and make a noise;
3 For voice of enemies, and for
Vile men's oppression great:
On me they cast iniquity,
And they in wrath me hate.
4 Sore pained within me is my heart:
Death's terrors on me fall.
5 On me comes trembling, fear and dread
Me overwhelmed withal.
6 O that I like a dove had wings,
Said I, then would I flee
Far hence, that I might find a place
Where I in rest might be.
7 Lo, then far off I wander would,
And in the desert stay;
8 From stormy wind, and tempest I
Would haste to 'scape away.
9 O Lord, on them destruction bring,
Do thou their tongues divide;
For in the city violence
And strife have I descried.
10 They day and night upon the walls
Do compass it around:
There mischief is, and sorrow there
In midst of it is found.
11 Abundant wickedness there is
Within its inward part;
And from its streets deceitfulness
And guile do not depart.
12 He was no foe that me reproached,
For that I could abide;
No hater that against me rose,
Else I from him might hide.
13 'Twas thou, a man, mine equal, guide,
Who mine acquaintance wast:
14 We joined sweet counsels; to God's house
Amidst the throng we passed.
15 Let death them seize, and to the grave
Alive let them depart;
For wickedness is in their house
And evil in their heart.
16 I call on God; the Lord me saves.
17 I make my plaint and sigh
At evening, morning, and at noon;
And he regards my cry.
18 He hath my soul delivered,
That it in peace might be
From battle that against me was;
For many were with me.
19 The Lord shall hear and them afflict
(Of old abideth he),
Even them who have no fear of God,
And changes never see.
20 'Gainst those that were at peace with him
He hath put forth his hand:
The covenant that he had made,
By breaking he profaned.
21 More smooth than butter were his words,
While in his heart was war:
His speeches were more soft than oil,
And yet drawn swords they are.
22 Cast thou thy burden on the Lord,
And he shall thee sustain;
Yea, he shall cause the righteous man
Unmoved to remain.
23 But thou, O God, in judgment just
Those men shalt overthrow,
And in destruction's dungeon dark
At last shalt lay them low;
The bloody and deceitful men
Shall not live half their days:
But upon thee with confidence
I will depend always.
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Psalm 35 · PLEAD, Lord, with those that plead; and fight
1 ¬∂ Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
9 ¬∂ Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
16 ¬∂ As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.
21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.