Psalm 5

Words: Isaac Watts


For the Lord's Day morning.

  1  Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear
        My voice ascending high;
     To thee will I direct my prayer,
        To thee lift up mine eye;

  2  Up to the hills where Christ is gone
        To plead for all his saints,
     Presenting at his Father's throne
        Our songs and our complaints.

  3  Thou art a God, before whose sight
        The wicked shall not stand;
     Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,
        Nor dwell at thy right hand.

  4  But to thy house will I resort,
        To taste thy mercies there;
     I will frequent thine holy court,
        And worship in thy fear.

  5  O may thy Spirit guide my feet
        In ways of righteousness!
     Make ev'ry path of' duty straight,
        And plain before my face.


  6  My watchful enemies combine
        To tempt my feet astray;
     They flatter, with a base design
        To make my soul their prey.

  7  Lord, crush the serpent in the dust,
        And all his plots destroy;
     While those that in thy mercy trust,
        For ever shout for joy.

  8  The men that love and fear thy name
        Shall see their hopes fulfilled;
     The mighty God will compass them
        With favor as a shield.

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