“Psalm 5”Categories: Hymns, M. W. Bassford
Give ear to my appeals, O Lord,
And listen as I groan.
My King and God, I cry for help
And pray to You alone.
When morning rises, I will speak,
For You will hear my voice;
In faith, I come with eagerness,
That soon I may rejoice.
You take no joy in wickedness;
No evil dwells with You;
They shall not stand before Your eyes,
The boastful and untrue.
You punish those who speak in lies
And all who dare transgress,
But in Your temple I will bow
To praise Your holiness.
Protect me from my enemies
And make my pathway straight;
No truth is present in their words
Of flattery and hate.
So hold them guilty, O my God,
Undone by what they do;
In their transgressions, thrust them out
For disregarding You.
Let everyone who trusts in You
Be jubilant in grace;
May they forever sing for joy,
Your strength, their hiding place.
Let those who love Your name exult
In what You have revealed;
You bless the righteous man, O Lord;
Your favor is his shield.
Suggested tune: ST. FLAVIAN
("The Army of Our Lord")