1214. Deliver Me from Evil

1. Deliver me from evil,
preserve me, Lord, from wrong;
Against the foes that gather
be Thou my Helper strong;
From those who plot to hurt me
and spread the treacherous snare,
Preserve me, Lord, and keep me
safeguarded in Thy care.

2. O Lord, I have confessed Thee
to be my God alone;
O hear my supplication,
and be Thy mercy shown;
O God the Lord, my Savior,
my Shield amid the strife,
Let not the wicked triumph
who plot against my life.

3. Let evil smite the evil,
and cause their overthrow;
The needy and afflicted
the Lord will help, I know;
Thy saints, redeemed from evil,
their thanks to Thee shall give;
The righteous and the upright
shall in Thy presence live.

Text Information
First Line: Deliver me from evil
Title: Deliver Me from Evil
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 385
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Harmonizer: Felix Mendelssohn (1847)
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 12365 43335 43221
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Neuvermehrtes Gesangbuch (Meiningen, Germany: 1693)
Copyright: Public Domain

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