Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.@Psalm 43:1
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Joel Barlow (1754-1812)

Joel Barlow, 1785.

Hopkinton Oliver Holden, 1795 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Oliver Holden (1765-1844)

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause
Against a sinful race;
From vile oppression and deceit
Secure me by Thy grace.
From vile oppression and deceit
Secure me by Thy grace.

On Thee my steadfast hope depends,
And am I left to mourn?
To sink in sorrows and in vain
Implore Thy kind return?
To sink in sorrows and in vain
Implore Thy kind return?

O send Thy light to guide my feet
And bid Thy truth appear;
Conduct me to Thy holy hill
And taste Thy mercies there.
Conduct me to Thy holy hill
And taste Thy mercies there.

Then to Thy altar, oh my God,
My joyful feet shall rise,
And my triumphant songs shall praise
The God that rules the skies.
And my triumphant songs shall praise
The God that rules the skies.