Words: The Book of Psalms for Worship

Music: Carl Glaser, 1828

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Before a wicked nation, God,
my innocence defend;
O vindicate and rescue me
from cruel, deceitful men.

For You are God who gives me strength;
why have You cast me off?
Why must I go about in grief
while foes appress and scoff?

O send Your light forth and Your truth,
and let them be my guide,
to lead me to Your holy hill,
the place where You abide.

Then to God's altar I will go,
to God my boundless joy;
and in Your praise, O God, my God,
the harp I will employ.

O why are you cast down, my soul?
Why so discouraged be?
Hope now in God— I'll praise Him still.
My help, my God, is He.
Words: © 2009 Crown and Covenant Publications. Used by permission.
Music: Public domain

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