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Psalm 54
ST. JAMES | Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
1650 Scottish Psalter
Melody and bass from Select Psalms & Hymns, 1697 Probably by R. Courteville, c. 1677-1772
1 Save me, O God, by thy great name, and judge me by thy strength: 2 My prayèr hear, O God; give ear unto my words at length. 3 For they that strangers are to me do up against me rise; Oppressors seek my soul, and God set not before their eyes. 4 The Lord my God my helper is, lo, therefore I am bold: He taketh part with ev'ry one that doth my soul uphold. 5 Unto mine enemies he shall mischief and ill repay: O for thy truth's sake cut them off, and sweep them clean away. 6 I will a sacrifice to thee give with free willingness; Thy name, O Lord, because 'tis good, with praise I will confess. 7 For he hath me deliverèd from all adversities; And his desire mine eye hath seen upon mine enemies.