Scripture Verse

In Thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in Thy righteousness. Psalm 31:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 82.

Music: Le­ba­non (Zun­del) John Zun­del, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Zun­del (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Defend me, Lord, from shame,
For still I trust in Thee;
Since just and right­eous is Thy name,
From trou­ble set me free.
O Lord, in mer­cy hear,
Deliver me with speed;
Be my de­fense and re­fuge near,
My help in time of need.

Thee for my rock I take,
My fort­ress and my stay;
O lead me for Thy own name’s sake
And guide me in Thy way.
Lord, Thou dost strength im­part;
Then free me from the snare
Which foes for me, with wick­ed art,
Did secret­ly pre­pare.

My spir­it un­to Thee
I trust­ful­ly commend;
Jehovah, God of truth, to me
Thou didst re­demp­tion send.
I hate the false and vain,
My trust is in the Lord,
And still my heart in joy­ous strain
Thy mer­cy will re­cord.