Scripture Verse

Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity. Psalm 26:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitt­sburgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 69.

Music: I Do Be­lieve Eng­lish tune (🔊 pdf nwc).


Be Thou my judge, O right­eous Lord,
Try Thou mine in­most heart;
I walk with stead­fast trust in Thee,
Nor from Thy ways de­part.

O search me, Lord, and prove me now;
Thy mer­cy I adore;
I choose Thy truth to be my guide,
And sin­ful ways ab­hor.

My hands I wash in in­no­cence
And seek Thine al­tar, Lord,
That there I may with thank­ful voice
Thy won­drous ways re­cord.

The ha­bi­ta­tion of Thy house
Is ev­er my de­light;
The place where dwells Thy glo­ry, Lord,
Is love­ly in my sight.

Let not the judg­ment fall on me
For ev­il men de­creed,
For cru­el men and vio­lent,
Inspired by bribes and greed.

But I in mine in­te­gri­ty
Will hum­bly walk with Thee;
O my Re­deem­er and my Lord,
Be mer­ci­ful to me.

Redeemed by Thee, I stand se­cure
In peace and hap­pi­ness;
And in the Church, among Thy saints,
Jehovah I will bless.