Psalm 25

C.M. (86.86)
Julie Tennent, acrostic

1As unto You I lift my soul, I Lord, I trust in Thee;
2But let me not be put to shame, nor foes gloat over me.

3Certain it is that none are shamed whose hope is in Your name;
Doers of wanton treachery shall all be put to shame.

4Ever I want to know Your ways; teach me Your paths, O Lord.
For You I wait the whole day long; Lead in Your truth and Word.

5/6God, You are God of salvation; recall Your mercy, Lord;
How from of old Your steadfast love has been my sole reward.

7I know transgressions of my youth are ever known to Thee;
Judge not my sins, recall them not; in love, remember me.

8Kind, good, and upright is the Lord; He teaches those astray;
9Leading the humble in what’s right, and teaching them His way.

10Moreover, all the Lord’s ways are faithfulness and love;
Neglecting not all those who keep His cov’nant from above.

11O Lord, for Your name’s sake and grace, have mercy all my years;
Pardon my guilt, for it is great; Who is the one who fears?

12Quick is the Lord to know the one who fears and longs to know;
Regarding him, He will instruct the way that he should go.

13Souls thus instructed by the Lord shall dwell most peacefully;
Their offspring will the land receive; a heritage from Thee.

14The friendship of the Lord is giv’n to those who fear Him still;
Unto them He makes known His law, His covenant and will.

15My eyes are ever toward the Lord who plucks me from the net; 
16Vexed though I am, Lord, turn to me; be gracious to me yet.

17When I’m afflicted and alone, with troubles of the heart;
18Bring me out of distress, O Lord; forgiveness do impart.

19eXulting foes all gather ’round; they hate me with great hate;
20Lord, guard my life, and rescue me! Let shame not be my fate.

21You are my refuge and my hope; Let justice preserve me;
22Zion redeem from all their woe; my hope is all in Thee.


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