O Lord, defend my innocence and my integrity
I’ve always trusted in You, Lord, without a hint of doubt
Examine, Lord, my mind and heart, test me and You will see
Your lovingkindness I have sought, pursued relentlessly.
I have not sat with wicked men, from hypocrites abstain
Idolatrous, deceitful men, I hate their gatherings
In innocence I wash my hands, at your altar remain
With thankful voice I worship You, Your wondrous works proclaim.
O Lord, I love Your dwelling place, Your glory there is seen
So do not take my soul away with those who spurn Your ways
Because of my integrity, have mercy and redeem
Among the saints I bless the Lord, His kindnesses esteem.
© 2014 J Dan Small