Psalm 109 v:1-5, 31
Words: Isaac Watts
l God of my mercy and my praise, Thy glory is my song, Though sinners speak against thy grace With a blaspheming tongue.
2 When in the form of mortal man Thy Son on earth was found, With cruel slanders, false and vain, They compassed him around.
3 Their miseries his compassion moved, Their peace he still pursued; They render hatred for his love, And evil for his good.
4 Their malice raged without a cause, Yet, with his dying breath, He prayed for murderers on his cross, And blessed his foes in death.
5 Lord, shall thy bright example shine In vain before my eyes? Give me a soul akin to thine, To love my enemies.
6 The Lord shall on my side engage, And, in my Savior's name, I shall defeat their pride and rage Who slander and condemn.