Lord, in the Morning Thou Shalt Hear

Melody - "Warwick," Samuel Stanley, 1800

Isaac Watts, 1719

Lord, in the morning Thou shalt hear
My voice ascending high;
To Thee will I direct my prayer,
To Thee lift up mine eye.

2. Up to the hills, where Christ is gone
To plead for all His saints,
Presenting at His Father's throne,
Our songs and our complaints.

3. Thou art a God, before whose sight
The wicked shall not stand;
Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight,
Nor dwell at thy right hand.

4. But to Thy house will I resort,
To taste Thy mercies there;
I will frequent Thy holy court,
And worship in Thy fear.

5. O may Thy Spirit guide my feet
In ways of righteousness
Make every path of duty straight
And plain before my face.

6. My watchful enemies combine
To tempt my feet astray;
They flatter, with a base design
To make my soul their prey.

7. Lord, crush the serpent in the dust,
And all his plots destroy;
While those that in thy mercy trust,
For ever shout for joy.

8. The men that love and fear thy name
Shall see their hopes fulfilled;
The mighty God will compass them
With favor as a shield.


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