O Judge Me, Lord, for Thou art Just

Original Text: 
Poems of Religion and Society (Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1850): 82. Internet Archive
2    Thy statutes are my pride;
3In thee alone I put my trust;
4    I therefore shall not slide:
5O prove me, try my reins and heart;
6    Thy mercies, Lord, I know;
7I never took the scorner's part,
8    Nor with the vain will go.
9Of sinners I detest the bands,
10    Nor with them will offend;
11In innocence will wash my hands,
12    And at thine altar bend;
13There, with thanksgiving's grateful voice,
14    Thy wondrous works will tell;
15I love the mansions of thy choice,
16    And where thine honors dwell.


1] Psalms 43,1, beginning "Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man." Back to Line
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire / Sharine Leung
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