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ABBEY | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody from Scottish Psalter, 1615
1 O LORD, my hope and confidencc
Are placed alone in thee;
O never let thy servant then
Put to confusion be.
2 And let me, in thy righteousness,
From thee deliverance have;
And set me free, incline thine ear
Unto me, and me save.
3 Be thou my dwelling-rock, to which
I ever may resort:
Thou gav'st commandment me to save,
Thou art my rock and fort.
4 Free me, my God, from wicked hands,
Hands cruel and unjust:
5 For thou, O Lord God, art my hope,
And from my youth my trust.
6 Thou from my birth didst hold me up;
Thou didst me safely bring
Out of my mother's womb; and I
Still praise to thee will sing.
7 To many I a wonder am:
Thou art my refuge strong.
8 Filled let my mouth be with thy praise
And honour all day long.
9 O do not cast me off, when me
Old age doth overtake;
And in the time of failing strength
Do thou not me forsake.
10 For those that are mine enemies
Against me speak with hate;
And they together counsel take
That for my soul lay wait.
11 They say, God leaves him; him pursue
And take: none will him save.
12 Be thou not far from me, my God:
Thy speedy help I crave.
13 Confound, consume them, that unto
My soul are enemies:
Clothed be they with reproach and shame
That do my hurt devise.
14 But as for me, with confidence
Still hope in thee will I;
And yet with praises more and more
I will thee magnify.
15 Thy justice and thy saving help
My mouth abroad shah show,
Even all the day; for I thereof
The numbers do not know.
16 And I will constantly go on
In strength of God the Lord;
And thine own righteousness, even thine
Alone, I will record.
17 For even from my youth, O God,
By thee I have been taught;
And hitherto I have declared
The wonders thou hast wrought.
18 Forsake me not, O God, when I
Old and gray-headed grow:
Till to this age thy strength, thy power
To all to come, I show.
19 And thy most perfect righteousness,
O Lord, is very high,
Who hast so great things done; O God,
Who is like unto thee?
20 Thou, Lord, who great adversities,
And sore, to me didst show,
Shalt me revive, and bring again
From depths of earth below.
21 My greatness and my power thou wilt
Increase, and far extend:
On every side against all grief
Thou wilt me comfort send.
22 Thee, even thy truth, I'll also praise,
My God, with psaltery:
Thou Holy One of Israel,
With harp I'll sing to thee.
23 My lips shall much rejoice in thee,
When I thy praises sound;
My soul, which thou redeemed hast,
In joy shall much abound.
24 My tongue thy justice shall proclaim,
Continuing all day long;
For they confounded are, and shamed,
That seek to do me wrong.
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1 ¬∂ In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
14 ¬∂ But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.