Psalm 25 - First Version.

   1     To thee I lift my soul:
   2     O Lord, I trust in thee:
      My God, let me not be ashamed,
         nor foes triumph o'er me.

   3     Let none that wait on thee
         be put to shame at all;
      But those that without cause transgress,
         let shame upon them fall.

   4     Show me thy ways, O Lord;
         thy paths, O teach thou me:
   5  And do thou lead me in thy truth,
         therein my teacher be:

         For thou art God that dost
         to me salvation send,
      And I upon thee all the day
         expecting do attend.

   6     Thy tender mercies, Lord,
         I pray thee to remember,
      And loving-kindnesses; for they
         have been of old for ever.

   7     My sins and faults of youth
         do thou, O Lord, forget:
      After thy mercy think on me,
         and for thy goodness great.

   8     God good and upright is:
         the way he'll sinners show.
   9  The meek in judgment he will guide,
         and make his path to know.

  10     The whole paths of the Lord
         are truth and mercy sure,
      To those that do his cov'nant keep,
         and testimonies pure.

  11     Now, for thine own name's sake,
         O Lord, I thee entreat
      To pardon mine iniquity;
         for it is very great.

  12     What man is he that fears
         the Lord, and doth him serve?
      Him shall he teach the way that he
         shall choose, and still observe.

  13     His soul shall dwell at ease;
         and his posterity
      Shall flourish still, and of the earth
         inheritors shall be.

  14     With those that fear him is
         the secret of the Lord;
      The knowledge of his covenant
         he will to them afford.

  15     Mine eyes upon the Lord
         continually are set:
      For he it is that shall bring forth
         my feet out of the net.

16     Turn unto me thy face,
       and to me mercy show;
    Because that I am desolate,
       and am brought very low.

  17     My heart's griefs are increased:
         me from distress relieve.
  18  See mine affliction and my pain,
         and all my sins forgive.

  19     Consider thou my foes,
         because they many are;
      And it a cruel hatred is
         which they against me bear.

  20     O do thou keep my soul,
         do thou deliver me:
      And let me never be ashamed,
         because I trust in thee.

  21     Let uprightness and truth
         keep me, who thee attend.
  22  Redemption, Lord, to Israel
         from all his troubles send.

Psalm 25 - Second Version.

   1  To thee I lift my soul, O Lord:
   2     My God, I trust in thee:
      Let me not be ashamed; let not
         my foes triumph o'er me.

   3  Yea, let thou none ashamed be
         that do on thee attend:
      Ashamed let them be, O Lord,
         who without cause offend.

   4  Thy ways, Lord, show; teach me thy paths:
   5     Lead me in truth, teach me:
      For of my safety thou art God;
         all day I wait on thee.

   6  Thy mercies, that most tender are,
         do thou, O Lord, remember,
      And loving-kindnesses; for they
         have been of old for ever.

   7  Let not the errors of my youth,
         nor sins, remembered be:
      In mercy, for thy goodness' sake,
         O Lord, remember me.

   8  The Lord is good and gracious,
         he upright is also:
      He therefore sinners will instruct
         in ways that they should go.

   9  The meek and lowly he will guide
         in judgment just alway:
      To meek and poor afflicted ones
         he'll clearly teach his way.

  10  The whole paths of the Lord our God
         are truth and mercy sure,
      To such as keep his covenant,
         and testimonies pure.

  11  Now, for thine own name's sake, O Lord,
         I humbly thee entreat
      To pardon mine iniquity;
         for it is very great.

  12  What man fears God? him shall he teach
         the way that he shall choose.
  13  His soul shall dwell at ease; his seed
         the earth, as heirs, shall use.

  14  The secret of the Lord is with
         such as do fear his name;
      And he his holy covenant
         will manifest to them.

  15  Towards the Lord my waiting eyes
         continually are set;
      For he it is that shall bring forth
         my feet out of the net.

  16  O turn thee unto me, O God,
         have mercy me upon;
      Because I solitary am,
         and in affliction.

  17  Enlarged the griefs are of mine heart;
         me from distress relieve.
  18  See mine affliction and my pain,
         and all my sins forgive.

  19  Consider thou mine enemies,
         because they many are;
      And it a cruel hatred is
         which they against me bear.

  20  O do thou keep my soul; O God,
         do thou deliver me:
      Let me not be ashamed; for I
         do put my trust in thee.

  21  O let integrity and truth
         keep me, who thee attend.
  22  Redemption, Lord, to Israel
         from all his troubles send.



 

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