1 O LORD, at early morning hear
My voice ascend on high;
To you will I address my prayer,
To you lift up my eye.

2 You are a God before whose sight
The wicked may not stand;
Their pride and falsehood, rage and spite
Shall cease at your command.

3 But by your mercy I may now
Within your house appear;
Towards your temple I will bow
And worship you with fear.

4 Lead me, O LORD, direct my feet
In ways of righteousness;
Make every path of duty straight
And plain before my face.

5 For lying lips and murderous hearts
Great wickedness have planned;
Let them receive their just deserts,
O God, by their own hand.

6 Let all who trust you, LORD, delight
To see their hopes fulfilled,
For you surround them day and night
With favour as a shield.

Psalm 5, David G. Preston based on Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748)
© D.G. Preston/Jubilate Hymns
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