|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; *
20 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, *
for my hope has been in you.
21 Deliver Israel, O God, *out of all his troubles.
Psalm 26 is yet another psalm that goes from begging God to save the psalmist that transitions into assurance that God has already provided. So, I start in Emin and then cadence on C Major. I'm not sure that repeating this 12 times will not sound jarring. What do you think?
|1||Give judgment for me, O LORD,|
for I have lived with integrity; *
I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.
|2||Test me, O LORD, and try me; *|
examine my heart and my mind.
|3||For your love is before my eyes; *|
I have walked faithfully with you.
|4||I have not sat with the worthless, *|
nor do I consort with the deceitful.
|5||I have hated the company of evildoers; *|
I will not sit down with the wicked.
|6||I will wash my hands in innocence, O LORD, *|
that I may go in procession round your altar,
|7||Singing aloud a song of thanksgiving *|
and recounting all your wonderful deeds.
|8||LORD, I love the house in which you dwell *|
and the place where your glory abides.
|9||Do not sweep me away with sinners, *|
nor my life with those who thirst for blood,