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Psalm 25

A Psalm of David.

First Version (S.M.)

6,6,8,6

1To thee I lift my soul:

2O Lord, I trust in thee:

My God, let me not be asham’d,

nor foes triumph o’er me.

3Let none that wait on thee

be put to shame at all;

But those that without cause transgress,

let shame upon them fall.

4Shew me thy ways, O Lord;

thy paths, O teach thou me:

5And do thou lead me in thy truth,

therein my teacher be:

For thou art God that dost

to me salvation send,

And I upon thee all the day

expecting do attend.

6Thy tender mercies, Lord,

I pray thee to remember,

And loving-kindnesses; for they

have been of old for ever.

7My sins and faults of youth

do thou, O Lord, forget:

After thy mercy think on me,

and for thy goodness great.

8God good and upright is:

the way he’ll sinners show.

9The meek in judgment he will guide,

and make his path to know.

10The whole paths of the Lord

are truth and mercy sure,

To those that do his cov’nant keep,

and testimonies pure.

11Now, for thine own name’s sake,

O Lord, I thee entreat

To pardon mine iniquity;

for it is very great.

12What man is he that fears

the Lord, and doth him serve?

Him shall he teach the way that he

shall choose, and still observe.

13His soul shall dwell at ease;

and his posterity

Shall flourish still, and of the earth

inheritors shall be.

14With those that fear him is

the secret of the Lord;

The knowledge of his covenant

he will to them afford.

15Mine eyes upon the Lord

continually are set:

For he it is that shall bring forth

my feet out of the net.

16Turn unto me thy face,

and to me mercy show;

Because that I am desolate,

and am brought very low.

17My heart’s griefs are increas’d:

me from distress relieve.

18See mine affliction and my pain,

and all my sins forgive.

19Consider thou my foes,

because they many are;

And it a cruel hatred is

which they against me bear.

20O do thou keep my soul,

do thou deliver me:

And let me never be asham’d,

because I trust in thee.

21Let uprightness and truth

keep me, who thee attend.

22Redemption, Lord, to Israel

from all his troubles send.

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