To you, O LORD, I lift my soul;
I trust in you continually.
Do not let me be put to shame,
Nor let my foes gloat over me.No one who sets his hope in you
Will ever suffer such disgrace,
But those who act with treachery
Humiliating shame will face.
O LORD, reveal to me your ways,
And all your paths help me to know.
Direct and guide me in your truth;
Instruct me in the way to go.
You are my Saviour and my God;
All day I hope in you alone.
Remember, LORD, your love and grace
Which from past ages you have shown.
Do not recall my sins of youth
Or my rebellious, evil ways;
Remember me in your great love,
For you, O LORD, are good always.
Because the LORD is just and good,
He shows his paths to all who stray.
He guides the meek in what is right
And teaches them his holy way.
To those who keep his covenant laws
He shows his love consistently.
For your name’s sake, O LORD my God,
Forgive my great iniquity.
Who, then, are those who fear the LORD?
He’ll teach to them the chosen way
That they may prosper all their life;
Their children in the land will stay.
God’s friends are those who fear his name;
With them his cov’nant he will share.
My eyes are always on the LORD;
He’ll free my feet from every snare.
Turn to me, LORD, show me your grace;
I suffer pain and loneliness.
The troubles of my heart have grown;
Deliver me from my distress.
Look on my pain and suffering;
Forgive all my iniquity.
See how my foes have multiplied,
How fierce their hatred is for me!
O guard my life and rescue me,
And let me not be put to shame;
For I take refuge in you, LORD,
From those who would destroy my name.
Because I hope in you alone,
Let uprightness protect me still.
From all their troubles, O my God,
Redeem your people Israel.
You can hear a Free Church congregation sing this to the tune Finnart
Author: David Wiggs
I am the webmaster for Purley United Reformed Church and have been involved with the church since my late teens. I work in Croydon and live in Caterham.