Protective Power

Tune: Ach Got Und Herr

('Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands')

Psalm 17 v.1-7


Hear the right cause, LORD, and attend

To my cry, and your help send

Give ear to my prayer, it unfeigned

Not by any deceit stained


Let my vindication from you

Come forth, and be present true

Let your eyes behold the upright

No evil stand in your sight


You have proved my heart, visited

Me, searched me, and have tested

In night and day, O look and see

My will, desire to you be


I purpose not to sin freely

But forgive me where I be

Weak, prone to fall, uphold me do

Strengthen me again anew


Hold up in your paths my feet sure

That my footsteps slip ne'ermore

I have upon you called Lord, for

O God help me from grace-store


Show your loving-kindness, O you

Who save by your right hand true

They who trust in you, enemy

By you be downcast, each one


  • Goldfinch60

    Good one Orchi.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold.

    • Michael Edwards

      Keep writing O.

      • orchidee

        Thanks M.

      • FineB

        Hi Orchidee,

        A superb write.

        God's protective power - he will never leave us or forsake us.

        Keep writing

        • orchidee

          Thanks Fine.

        • Neville

          we all need protection... dont we...

          • orchidee

            Thanks N.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Divine protection is something to liven each human spirit. A lovely thought Orchi.

            • orchidee

              Thanks Fay.

            • Christina8

              Wonderful hymn Orchi

              • orchidee

                Thanks Christina.

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                Afternoon UNCLE STEVE ~ Love these OAKYCOAKY Hymns that I can sing along to ~ when Im *Home Alone !* Psalm 17 has a great message of Protection for TODAY & TOMORROW !

                I cry out to you in desperation ~ OMG
                Listen to me and Judge me if Im in error
                Honest GOD ~ You know I voted REMAIN in 2016 !

                Blessings & Joy for You & Funky Fido
                Love BRIAN & ANGELA ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™

                • orchidee

                  Thanks B&A. I dunno what Remainers are moaning about. Why, we've stayed in since 2016. Erm, I not quite got the hang of the voting system. No, Orchi, the majority vote wins. Doh!
                  Fido will allow OMG, but not in its usual use of people just saying it for the sake of it, or out of surprise, etc.

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