Psalm 15

10.10.10.10
Timothy Tennent

1Who, Lord, may dwell within Your holy place?
Who live upon Your holy, righteous hill?
2*He who walks blamelessly, and does what’s right,
And speaks the truth from his heart ever still.

3Who never slanders with an evil tongue,
Nor does his neighbor any wrongful deed;
And casts no slur on either friend or foe,
4Rejecting him who walks by sinful creed.

The righteous honors those who fear the Lord,
He keeps his oath, despite the hurt or pain;
5No wicked bribe he takes for his reward,
Money is lent without dishonest gain.

1Who, Lord, may dwell within your holy place?
And live upon Your holy, righteous hill?
5bHe who walks in this path and does these things,
Will not be moved or shaken from Your will.

*As in Psalm 1, the retention of the singular “He” allows for the prefiguring of the only true Righteous One, which only Christ embodies. This psalm could also be sung using “those” and “their” with appropriate verbal changes.

C.M. (86.86)
Portions adapted by Julie Tennent from the 1650 Scottish Metrical Psalter

1Within Your tabernacle, Lord, who shall abide with Thee?
And in Your high and holy hill, who shall a dweller be?

2The one whose walk is blameless, and who lives in righteousness;
And as he thinks within his heart, so does he truth express.

3Who does not slander with his tongue, nor does his neighbor wrong;
Who casts no slur upon the one with whom he walks along.

4In whose eyes vile men are despised; but those that God do fear
He honors and he keeps his oath, though to his hurt he swear.

5He takes no bribe against the poor, nor lends for usury.
The one who does these righteous things will never shaken be.

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