O God, whom I delight to praise,To Thee my cry for help I raise;Be Thou my Friend and AdvocateWhen foes assail with bitter hate.
Against me slanderous words are flungFrom many a false and lying tongue;Without a cause men hurl at meThe shafts of deadly enmity.
My good with evil they repay,My love turns not their hate away;The part of vengeance, Lord, is Thine;To pray, and only pray, is mine.
Since love appeals to him in vain,The slave of sin let him remain;Against him let his foe be turned,His sin be judged, his prayer be spurned.
Let sudden death upon him break,His office let another take,His children and his widowed wifePursue the homeless beggar’s life.
Let creditors consume his toilAnd strangers make his wealth their spoil;Let none in pity heed his claim;Cut off his race, blot out his name.
His parents’ sins be not forgotTill Thou from earth his memory blot,Since he remembered not to showCompassion to the sons of woe.
He cursing loved and blessing loathed:Unblest, with cursing he is clothed;For thus the justice of the LordMy adversaries will reward.
O God, the Lord, for Thy Name’s sakeLet me of Thy good grace partake;My need is great, and great Thou artTo heal my wounded, stricken heart.
With failing strength I fast and pine,Like shadows swift my days decline,And when my foes my weakness seeThey shake their head in scorn at me.
O Lord, my God, Thy help I crave,In Thy great lovingkindness save;Before my foes Thy mercy show;That Thou dost help me, make them know.
What though they curse, if Thou wilt bless?Then joy shall banish my distress,And shame shall overwhelm the foesWho would Thy servant’s way oppose.
Thanksgiving to the Lord I raise,The multitude shall hear my praise,For by the needy God will standTo save them from oppression’s hand.
When I saw the cleansing fountainOpen wide for all my sin,I obeyed the Spirit’s wooing,When He said, “Wilt thou be clean?”
I will praise Him! I will praise Him!Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;Give Him glory, all ye people,For His blood can wash away each stain.
Though the way seems straight and narrow,All I claimed was swept away;My ambitions, plans and wishes,At my feet in ashes lay.
Then God’s fire upon the altarOf my heart was set aflame;I shall never cease to praise HimGlory, glory to His Name!
Blessèd be the Name of Jesus!I’m so glad He took me in;He’s forgiven my transgressions,He has cleansed my heart from sin.
Glory, glory to the Father!Glory, glory to the Son!Glory, glory to the Spirit!Glory to the Three in One!