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  • Psalm 25
  • Ad te, Domine, levavi


1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;

my God, I put my trust in you; *

let me not be humiliated,

nor let my enemies triumph over me.

2 Let none who look to you be put to shame; *

let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.

3 Show me your ways, O LORD, *

and teach me your paths.

4 Lead me in your truth and teach me, *

for you are the God of my salvation;

in you have I trusted all the day long.

5 Remember, O LORD, your compassion and love, *

for they are from everlasting.

6 Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; *

remember me according to your love

and for the sake of your goodness, O LORD.

7 Gracious and upright is the LORD; *

therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

8 He guides the humble in doing right *

and teaches his way to the lowly.

9 All the paths of the LORD are love and faithfulness *

to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

10 For your Name's sake, O LORD, *

forgive my sin, for it is great.

11 Who are they who fear the LORD? *

he will teach them the way that they should choose.

12 They shall dwell in prosperity, *

and their offspring shall inherit the land.

13 The LORD is a friend to those who fear him *

and will show them his covenant.

14 My eyes are ever looking to the LORD, *

for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

15 Turn to me and have pity on me, *

for I am left alone and in misery.

16 The sorrows of my heart have increased; *

bring me out of my troubles.

17 Look upon my adversity and misery *

and forgive me all my sin.

18 Look upon my enemies, for they are many, *

and they bear a violent hatred against me.

19 Protect my life and deliver me; *

let me not be put to shame, for I have trusted in you.

20 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, *

for my hope has been in you.

21 Deliver Israel, O God, *

out of all his troubles.

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  chanted by the Rev. Philip Mayer
St. Peter's by the Lake Episcopal Church
The Colony, Texas