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We pray for the Lord’s protection from evil.

BibleGateway: Psalm 17

ESV Text: Psalm 17

KJV Text:

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 17:

     1 A prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. 4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. 6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. 7 shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

     8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, 9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about. 10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly. 11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth; 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. 13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: 14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. 15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 237 (LSB 947):
All Glory Be to God on High — Organ Audio

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1. All glory be to God on high, 
Who hath our race befriended! 
To us no harm shall now come nigh, 
The strife at last is ended; 
God showeth His good will to men, 
And peace shall reign on earth again; 
Oh, thank Him for His goodness! 

2. We praise, we worship Thee, we trust, 
And give Thee thanks forever, 
O Father, that Thy rule is just 
And wise and changes never. 
Thy boundless power o’er all things reigns, 
‘Tis done whate’er Thy will ordains: 
Well for us that Thou rulest! 

3. O Jesus Christ, Thou only Son 
Of God, Thy heavenly Father, 
Who didst for all our sins atone 
And Thy lost sheep dost gather: 
Thou Lamb of God, to Thee on high, 
From out our depths, we sinners cry, 
Have mercy on us, Jesus! 

4. O Holy Ghost, Thou precious Gift, 
Thou Comforter unfailing, 
O’er Satan’s snares our souls uplift 
And let Thy power availing 
Avert our woes and calm our dread. 
For us the Savior’s blood was shed; 
We trust in Thee to save us.