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O Lord my God, in thee do I My confidence repose

O Lord my God, in thee do I My confidence repose

Tune: ST NICHOLAS (13515)
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Lord my God, in thee do I
my confidence repose;
save and deliver me from all
my persecuting foes;
2 lest that the enemy my soul
should, like a lion, tear,
in pieces rending it, while there
is no deliverer.

3 O Lord my God, if it be so
that I committed this;
if it be so that in my hands
iniquity there is;
4 if I rewarded ill to him
that was at peace with me;
(yea, even the man that without cause
my foe was I did free;)

5 Then let the foe pursue and take
my soul, and my life thrust
down to the earth, and let him lay
mine honour in the dust.
6 Rise in thy wrath, Lord, raise thyself,
for my foes raging be;
and, to the judgment which thou hast
commanded, wake for me.

7 Of nations the assembled host
around thee shall draw nigh;
and over them do thou return
unto thy place on high.
8 Jehovah shall the people judge;
my judge, Jehovah, be,
after my righteousness and mine
integrity in me.

9 O let the wicked’s mischief end;
the righteous fortify;
because the righteous God art thou
who heart and reins dost try.
10 In God, who saves the upright in heart,
is my defence and stay.
11 God is a righteous judge, and God
is angry every day.

12 If he do not repent and turn,
then he his sword will whet;
his bow he hath already bent,
and hath it ready set:
13 he also hath for him prepared
the instruments of death;
against the persecutors he
his shafts ordained hath.
14 Behold, he with iniquity
doth travail as in birth;
a mischief he conceived hath,
and falsehood shall bring forth.
15 He made a pit, and digged it deep,
another there to take;
but he is fallen into the ditch
which he himself did make.

16 On his own head shall be returned
the mischief he hath wrought;
the violence that he hath done,
shall on himself be brought.
17 According to his righteousness
the Lord I’ll magnify;
and praise will sing unto his name,
who is the Lord most high.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P7

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First Line: O Lord my God, in thee do I My confidence repose
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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