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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 101

Psalm 101: I mercy will and judgment sing

A Psalm of David.

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

1 I mercy will and judgment sing, Lord, I will sing to thee. 2 With wisdom in a perfect way shall my behaviour be.

O when, in kindness unto me, wilt thou be pleas’d to come? I with a perfect heart will walk within my house at home.

3 I will endure no wicked thing before mine eyes to be: I hate their work that turn aside, it shall not cleave to me.

4 A stubborn and a froward heart depart quite from me shall; A person giv’n to wickedness I will not know at all.

5 I’ll cut him off that slandereth his neighbour privily: The haughty heart I will not bear, nor him that looketh high.

6 Upon the faithful of the land mine eyes shall be, that they May dwell with me: he shall me serve that walks in perfect way.

7 Who of deceit a worker is in my house shall not dwell; And in my presence shall he not remain that lies doth tell.

8 Yea, all the wicked of the land early destroy will I; All from God’s city to cut off that work iniquity.