5181. Of Mercy and of Justice

1. Of mercy and of justice
My thankful song shall be;
O Lord, in joyful praises
My song shall rise to Thee.
Within my house I purpose
To walk in wisdom’s way;
O Lord, I need Thy presence;
How long wilt Thou delay?

2. On what is base and evil
I will not set my heart;
Transgressor’s ways abhorring,
With them I take no part.
No froward man or evil
Shall my companion be;
I will not suffer slander
Or pride or treachery.

3. The faithful and the upright
Shall minister to me;
The lying and deceitful
My favor shall not see.
I will in daily judgment
All wickedness reward,
And cleanse from evildoers
The city of the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Of mercy and of justice
Title: Of Mercy and of Justice
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 271.
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: SOJOURNER, R. DeWitt Mallary
Tune Information
Composer: John Farmer, 1835-1901
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 11135 65531 72111
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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