A favorite portion from Psalm 25

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1 To thee I lift my soul: 2 O Lord, I trust in thee:
My God, let me not be asham’d, nor foes triumph o’er me.

3 Let none that wait on thee be put to shame at all;
But those that without cause transgress, let shame upon them fall.

4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; thy paths, O teach thou me:
5 And do thou lead me in thy truth, therein my teacher be:

For thou art God that dost to me salvation send,
And I upon thee all the day expecting do attend.

6 Thy tender mercies, Lord, I pray thee to remember,
And loving-kindnesses; for they have been of old for ever.

7 My sins and faults of youth do thou, o Lord, forget:
After thy mercy think on me and for thy goodness great.

8 God good and upright is: the way he’ll sinners show.
9 The meek in judgment he will guide, and make his path to know.

10 The whole paths of the Lord are truth and mercy sure,
To those that do his cov’nant keep, and testimonies pure.

(Taken from The Scottish Psalter, Metrical Version)

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