LORD, speak for me, for I am yoursVersifier: Marie J. Post (1983)
Tune: PERRY (Sowerby)
Published in 2 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI, Recording
A prayer of the godly asking to be spared from the death God has appointed for the wicked.
st. 1 =vv. 1-2
st. 2 =vv. 2-3
st. 3 =vv. 4-5
st. 4 =vv. 6-7
st. 5 = v. 8
st. 6 = vv. 9-10
st. 7 = vv. 11-12
Psalm 26 appears to have been occasioned by a serious illness or some other mortal threat. In singing this lament, we share in the psalmist's appeal for God to examine the deepest commitments and moral integrity of the human heart (st. 1-2). Examples of that integrity follow: the psalmist is no partner with the morally corrupt (st. 3), worships with clean hands and a tongue that celebrates God's mighty deeds (st. 4), and loves the holy temple where God's glory dwells among the people in a marvelous display of grace (st. 5). Finally, the poet pleads with God for deliverance from the death designated for the wicked (st. 6) and confesses confidently that God will hear and give renewed occasion for praise (st. 7). Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified this lament in 1983 for the Psalter Hymnal.
Service of confession and forgiveness; Lent; occasions when an individual or the church is severely threatened.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #723||Lord, speak, for me, for I am yours||Lord, Speak for Me, for I Am Yours (Psalm 26)||PERRY||Marie J. Post||CM||Psalm 26; James 3:1-12||2013||The Church | ; Discipleship and Mission | ; Living in Christ | ; Prayer | ; Trust ||
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #26||LORD, speak for me, for I am yours||LORD, Speak for Me, for I Am Yours||PERRY||Marie J. Post||CM||Psalm 26||1987||Laments | ; Temptation & Trial | ; Church | ; Redemption ||