1) Give ear unto my words, O Lord, my meditation weigh.
Hear my loud cry, my King, my God; for I to thee will pray.
Lord, thou shalt early hear my voice: I early will direct
My pray'r to thee; and, looking up, an answer will expect.
2) For thou art not a God that doth in wickedness delight;
Neither shall evil dwell with thee, Nor fools stand in thy sight.
All that ill-doers are thou hat'st; Cutt'st off that liars be:
The bloody and deceitful man abhorred is by thee.
3) But I into thy house will come in thine abundant grace;
And I will worship in thy fear toward thy holy place.
Because of those mine enemies, Lord, in thy righteousness
Do thou me lead; do thou thy way make straight before my face.
4) But let all joy that trust in thee, and still make shouting noise;
For them thou sav'st; let all that love thy name in thee rejoice.
For, Lord, unto the righteous man thou wilt thy blessing yield:
With favor thou wilt compass him about, as with a shield.