Judge me, O Lord, for I the pathsPublished in 8 hymnals
1 Judge me, O Lord; for I the Paths
of Righteousness have trod:
I cannot fail, who all my Trust
repose on Thee, my God.
2,3 Search, prove my Heart, whose Innocence
will shine, the more 'tis try'd;
For I have kept thy Grace in View,
and made thy Truth my Guide.
4 I never for companions took
the Idle or Prophane;
No Hypocrite, with all his Arts,
could e'er my Friendship gain.
5 I hate the busy, plotting Crew,
who make distracted Times;
And shun their wicked Company,
as I avoid their Crimes.
6 I'll wash my Hands in Innocence,
and bring a Heart so pure,
That when thy Altar I approach,
my Welcome shall secure.
7,8 My Thanks I'll publish there, and tell
how thy Renown excels:
That Seat affords me most Delight,
in which thy Honour dwells.
9 Pass not on me the Sinners Doom,
who Murder make their Trade;
10 Who others Rights, by secret Bribes,
or open Force, invade.
11 But I will walk in Paths of Truth,
and Innocence pursue;
Protect me therefore, and to me
thy Mercies, Lord, renew.
12 In spite of all assaulting Foes,
I still maintain my Ground;
And shall survive amongst thy Saints,
thy Praises to resound.
Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #48
|Instances (8)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families, and boarding-schools... #9(P21)||Judge me, O Lord, for I the paths||1859|
|A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #9(P21)||Judge me, O Lord, for I the paths||1861|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XXVI||Judge me, O Lord, for I the paths||1760|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #48||Judge me, O Lord, for I the Paths||Psalm 26||English||1754|
|Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #217d||Judge me, O Lord, for I the paths||1874|
|Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #21||Judge me, O Lord, for I the paths||1865|
|The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #S21||Judge me, O Lord, for I the paths||1855|
|The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #XXVI||Judge me, o Lord, for I the paths||1793|