Psalm 28 [L.M]

 

PSALM 28 L.M. [Sing Psalms]

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1  To you I call, O LORD my Rock;
Do not be deaf to my loud cry.
I’ll be like those gone down to death,
If you are silent in reply.

2  Receive my plea for mercy, LORD,
As now I call to you for grace,
As I lift up my hands in prayer
And look to your Most Holy Place.

3  O drag me not away with those
Who practise wickedness and sin,
Who kindly to their neighbours speak
But harbour malice deep within.

4  Repay them for their evil deeds
And for their acts of wickedness;
Bring back on them what they deserve
And punish their unrighteousness.

5  Because the LORD’s works they despise
And treat his actions with disdain,
In justice he will tear them down
And never build them up again.

6  Praise to the LORD, for he has heard
The plea for mercy which I made.
7  He is my strength, he is my shield;
I trust in him who sends me aid.

My heart uplifted leaps for joy;
My thanks to him I gladly sing.
8  The LORD God is his people’s strength,
A saving fortress for his king.

9  LORD, save your people, your own flock;
Be pleased your heritage to bless.
Be their good shepherd; carry them
For ever in your faithfulness.