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Psalm 26

(from Day 5 Morning Prayer)

Judica me, Domine

  1. BE THOU my judge, O Lord, for I have walked innocently: my trust hath been also in the Lord, therefore shall I not fall.
  2. Examine me, O Lord, and prove me: try out my reins and my heart.
  3. For thy loving-kindness is ever before mine eyes: and I will walk in thy truth.
  4. I have not dwelt with vain persons: neither will I have fellowship with the deceitful.
  5. I have hated the congregation of the wicked: and will not sit among the ungodly.
  6. I will wash my hands in innocency, O Lord: and so will I go to thine altar.
  7. That I may shew the voice of thanksgiving: and tell of all thy wondrous works.
  8. Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house: and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
  9. O shut not up my soul with the sinners: nor my life with the blood-thirsty.
  10. In whose hands is wickedness: and their right hand is full of gifts.
  11. But as for me, I will walk innocently: O deliver me, and be merciful unto me.
  12. My foot standeth right: I will praise the Lord in the congregations.