Defend Me, LORD, from Those Who Charge Me

Defend me, LORD, from those who charge me

Versifier: Marie J. Post (1981)
Tune: GENEVAN 43
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Versifier: Marie J. Post

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First Line: Defend me, LORD, from those who charge me
Title: Defend Me, LORD, from Those Who Charge Me
Versifier: Marie J. Post (1981)
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications


A prayer for deliverance from jeering enemies and for return to God's precious presence.

Scripture References:
st. 1 =vv.1-2
st. 2 =vv. 3-4
st. 3 = v. 5

Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified Psalm 43 in 1981 for the Psalter Hymnal. Other settings of Psalm 43 are at 42 and 165. For other commentary, see PHH 42.

Liturgical Use:
See PHH 42. Stanza 2 serves as a call to worship; stanza 3 as a sung prayer of response to the sermon.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



GENEVAN 43 was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) harmonized it in 1564. Though Goudimel usually placed the melody of his harmonizations in the tenor, which was typical of that time, he placed the melody of this one in the soprano, which was later to…

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