O Jehovah, hear my words, to my tho’ts attentive be;
Hear my cry, my King, my God, I will make my prayer to Thee.
With the morning light, O Lord, Thou shalt hear my voice arise,
And expectant I will bring prayer as morning sacrifice.
Thou, Jehovah, art a God Who delightest not in sin;
Evil shall not dwell with Thee, nor the proud Thy favor win.
Evil-doers Thou dost hate, lying tongues Thou wilt defeat;
God abhors the man who loves violence and base deceit.
In the fullness of Thy grace to Thy house I will repair,
Bowing tow’rd Thy holy place, in Thy fear will worship there.
Lead me in Thy righteousness, let my foes assail in vain;
Lest my feet be turned aside, make Thy way before me plain.