1 Protect me, God, I trust in You
I tell You now, 'You are my Lord'.
On You my happiness depends.
Protect me, God, I trust in You.

2 Your people are a chosen race
And I delight in faithful friends,
But pagan ways I will not share.
Protect me, God, I trust in You.

3 Lord God, You are my food and drink
My work for You is joy indeed,
Glad is the heritage that's mine.
Protect me, God, I trust in You.

4 Thank You, my Lord, for warning me,
By night and day You guide my thoughts
With You before me, I stand firm.
Protect me, God, I trust in You.

5 So now I'm glad in heart and soul
For I have found security
Among the dead I shall not rot.
Protect me, God, I trust in You.

6 Not death, but life, shall be my path
Abundant joy Your presence grants
An honoured place, and happiness.
Protect me, God, I trust in You.

Paraphrase of Psalm 16, Michael Saward (born 1932)
© Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns
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