Of Mercy and of Justice

Of mercy and of justice

Tune: FARMER
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1 Of mercy and of justice
My thankful song shall be;
O Lord, in joyful praises
My song shall rise to Thee.
Within my house I purpose
to walk in wisdom's way;
O Lord, I need Thy presence;
How long wilt Thou delay?

2 On what is base and evil
I will not set my heart;
Transgressor's ways abhorring
With them I take no part.
No froward man or evil
Shall my companion be;
I will not suffer slander
Or pride or treachery.

3 The faithful and the upright
Shall minister to me;
Thy lying and deceitful
My favor shall not see.
I will in daily judgment
All wickedness reward,
And cleanse from evil-doers
The city of the Lord.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Of mercy and of justice
Title: Of Mercy and of Justice
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English

Tune

FARMER

The tune FARMER is marked by dramatically ascending melodic phrases and energetic rhythms in its opening lines. Sing in harmony throughout, possibly reserving unison for the third stanza. Use solid organ accompaniment; accompany with brass if possible. Presumably, the source of FARMER is John Farmer…

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The Cyber Hymnal #5181
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Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #196
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