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Psalms 26

Common Meter: 8,6,8,6
A Psalm of David.
1Judge me, O Lord, for I have walk'd
in mine integrity:
I trusted also in the Lord;
slide therefore shall not I.
2Examine me, and do me prove;
try heart and reins, O God:
3For thy love is before mine eyes,
thy truth's paths I have trode.
4With persons vain I have not sat,
nor with dissemblers gone:
5Th' assembly of ill men I hate;
to sit with such I shun.
6Mine hands in innocence, O Lord,
I'll wash and purify;
So to thine holy altar go,
and compass it will I:
7That I, with voice of thanksgiving,
may publish and declare,
And tell of all thy mighty works,
that great and wondrous are.
8The habitation of thy house,
Lord, I have loved well;
Yea, in that place I do delight
where doth thine honour dwell.
9With sinners gather not my soul,
and such as blood would spill:
10Whose hands mischievous plots, right hand
corrupting bribes do fill.
11But as for me, I will walk on
in mine integrity:
Do thou redeem me, and, O Lord,
be merciful to me.
12My foot upon an even place
doth stand with stedfastness:
Within the congregations
th' Eternal I will bless.

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