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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 25

Psalm 25, S.M.: To thee I lift my soul

A Psalm of David.

First Version (S.M.)

Meter: S.M. (6,6,8,6)

1 To thee I lift my soul: 2 O Lord, I trust in thee: My God, let me not be asham’d, nor foes triumph o’er me.

3 Let none that wait on thee be put to shame at all; But those that without cause transgress, let shame upon them fall.

4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; thy paths, O teach thou me: 5 And 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.

6 Thy tender mercies, Lord, I pray thee to remember, And loving-kindnesses; for they have been of old for ever.

7 My sins and faults of youth do thou, O Lord, forget: After thy mercy think on me, and for thy goodness great.

8 God good and upright is: the way he’ll sinners show. 9 The meek in judgment he will guide, and make his path to know.

10 The whole paths of the Lord are truth and mercy sure, To those that do his cov’nant keep, and testimonies pure.

11 Now, for thine own name’s sake, O Lord, I thee entreat To pardon mine iniquity; for it is very great.

12 What man is he that fears the Lord, and doth him serve? Him shall he teach the way that he shall choose, and still observe.

13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his posterity Shall flourish still, and of the earth inheritors shall be.

14 With those that fear him is the secret of the Lord; The knowledge of his covenant he will to them afford.

15 Mine eyes upon the Lord continually are set: For he it is that shall bring forth my feet out of the net.

16 Turn unto me thy face, and to me mercy show; Because that I am desolate, and am brought very low.

17 My heart’s griefs are increas’d: me from distress relieve. 18 See mine affliction and my pain, and all my sins forgive.

19 Consider thou my foes, because they many are; And it a cruel hatred is which they against me bear.

20 O do thou keep my soul, do thou deliver me: And let me never be asham’d, because I trust in thee.

21 Let uprightness and truth keep me, who thee attend. 22 Redemption, Lord, to Israel from all his troubles send.