1 Within thy tabernacle, Lord,
who shall inhabit still ?
Or whom wilt thou receive to dwell
in thy most holy hill?
2 The man whose life is uncorrupt,
whose works are just and straight,
Whose heart doth think the very truth,
and tongue speaks no deceit;
3 That to his neighbor doth no ill,
in body, goods, or name;
Nor willingly doth slanders raise,
which might impair the same:
4 That in his heart regardeth not
malicious wicked men;
But those that love and fear the Lord,
he maketh much of them:
5 His oath and all his promises
that keepeth faithfully;
Although he make his cov'nant so
that he doth lose thereby:
6 That putteth not to usury
his money and his coin;
Nor for to hurt the innocent
doth bribe, nor yet purloin.
7 Whoso doth these things faithfully,
and turneth not therefrom,
Shall never perish in this world,
nor that which is to come.
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