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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 26

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Psalm 26: Judge me, O Lord, for I have walk'd

A Psalm of David.

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

1 Judge me, O Lord, for I have walk’d in mine integrity: I trusted also in the Lord; slide therefore shall not I.

2 Examine me, and do me prove; try heart and reins, O God: 3 For thy love is before mine eyes, thy truth’s paths I have trode.

4 With persons vain I have not sat, nor with dissemblers gone: 5 Th’ assembly of ill men I hate; to sit with such I shun.

6 Mine hands in innocence, O Lord, I’ll wash and purify; So to thine holy altar go, and compass it will I:

7 That I, with voice of thanksgiving, may publish and declare, And tell of all thy mighty works, that great and wondrous are.

8 The habitation of thy house, Lord, I have loved well; Yea, in that place I do delight where doth thine honour dwell.

9 With sinners gather not my soul, and such as blood would spill: 10 Whose hands mischievous plots, right hand corrupting bribes do fill.

11 But as for me, I will walk on in mine integrity: Do thou redeem me, and, O Lord, be merciful to me.

12 My foot upon an even place doth stand with stedfastness: Within the congregations th’ Eternal I will bless.