Defend Me, Lord, from Shame

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1. Defend me, Lord, from shame,
For still I trust in Thee;
Since just and righteous is Thy name,
From trouble set me free.
O Lord, in mercy hear,
Deliver me with speed;
Be my defense and refuge near,
My help in time of need.

2. Thee for my rock I take,
My fortress and my stay;
O lead me for Thy own name’s sake
And guide me in Thy way.
Lord, Thou dost strength impart;
Then free me from the snare
Which foes for me, with wicked art,
Did secretly prepare.

3. My spirit unto Thee
I trustfully commend;
Jehovah, God of truth, to me
Thou didst redemption send.
I hate the false and vain,
My trust is in the Lord,
And still my heart in joyous strain
Thy mercy will record.

Author: Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: Defend me, Lord, from shame (Psalter, 1912)
Title: Defend Me, Lord, from Shame
Author: Anonymous (1912)
Meter: 6.6.8.6 D
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 82.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LEBANON (Zundel)


DIADEMATA (Elvey)

Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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