ST. BERNARD | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Tochter Sion, Cologne, 1741
Arr. John Richardson, 1816-1879
1 LORD, hear the right, Regard my cry
Unto my prayer give heed,
That doth not in hypocrisy
From feigned lips proceed.
2 And from before thy presence let
My judgment come to me;
Turn thou thine eyes to uptight things,
Look thou on equity.
3 My heart thou provest, and by night
Dost visit and me try,
But findest nought; for my intent
My mouth doth not belie.
4 As for men's works, I, by the word
That from thy lips doth flow,
Have kept myself out of the paths
Wherein destroyers go.
5 Hold up my goings, Lord, me guide
In those thy paths divine,
So that my footsteps may not slide
Out of those ways of thine.
6 I called have on thee, O God,
Because thou wilt me hear:
That thou may'st hearken to my speech,
To me incline thine ear.
7 Thy wondrous loving-kindness show,
Thou that, by thy tight hand,
Sav'st them that trust in thee from those
That up against them stand.
8 As the apple of the eye me keep;
In thy wings' shade me hide
9 From wasting deadly foes, who me
Beset on every side.
10 In their own fat they are inclosed;
Their mouth speaks loftily.
11 Our steps they compass, and to earth
Down bowing set their eye.
12 He like unto a lion is
That's greedy of his prey,
Or lion young, which lurking doth
In secret places stay.
13 Arise, and disappoint my foe,
And cast him down, O Lord:
And from the wicked man my soul
Deliver by thy sword.
14 From worldly men, Lord, by thy hand
Let me delivered be,
Who only in this present life
Their part and portion see;
Whom with thy treasure thou dost fill:
They many sons receive;
And of their great abundance they
Unto their children leave.
15 But as for me, I thine own face
In righteousness will see;
And with thy likeness, when I wake,
I satisfied shall be.
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1 ¬∂ Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
8 ¬∂ Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.