My righteous God, who oft of old

My righteous God, who oft of old

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1 My righteous God, Who oft of old
Hast saved from troubles manifold,
Give answer when I call to Thee,
Be gracious now and hear my plea.

2 How long, O men, will ye defame,
How long my glory turn to shame,
How long will ye vain follies prize,
How long pursue deceit and lies?

3 But know, the lord has set apart
The man of godly life and heart
To be His favored one for aye;
Jehovah hears me when I pray.

4 In rev'rence wait, from sin depart,
In meditation calm your heart;
Hold fast the right, be true and just,
And in Jehovah put your trust.

5 O who will show us any good,
Exclaims the faithless multitude;
But lift on us, O lord, we pray,
The brightness of Thy face this day.

6 More joy from Thee has filled my heart
Than great abundance could impart;
I lay me down to peaceful sleep,
For Thou, O Lord, dost safely keep.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

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First Line: My righteous God, who oft of old
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I lay me down to peaceful sleep



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