Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man; preserve me from the violent man.@Psalm 140:1

From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 385.

Munich Neuvermehrtes Gesangbuch (Meiningen, Germany: 1693); harmony by Felix Mendelssohn, 1847 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)

Deliver me from evil, preserve me, Lord, from wrong;
Against the foes that gather be Thou my helper strong;
From those who plot to hurt me and spread the treacherous snare,
Preserve me, Lord, and keep me safeguarded in Thy care.

O Lord, I have confessed Thee to be my God alone;
O hear my supplication, and be Thy mercy shown;
O God the Lord, my Savior, my shield amid the strife,
Let not the wicked triumph who plot against my life.

Let evil smite the evil, and cause their overthrow;
The needy and afflicted the Lord will help, I know;
Thy saints, redeemed from evil, their thanks to Thee shall give;
The righteous and the upright shall in Thy presence live.