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“Save me O God.” Ps. 69. 1; 3. 7; 31. 16

H. Fowler   L.M.

1
Save me, O God, my spirit cries,
And on thy faithful word relies;
Save me from sin, my desperate foe,
That fills my soul with every woe.

2
Save me from pride, that angel-form
That swells a poor, weak, sinful worm;
That moves the tongue, the hands, the eyes,
And often takes me by surprise.

3
Save me from this bewitching world,
That has to death ten thousand hurled;
Whose charms enchant, and lead astray
From Jesus Christ, the living Way.

4
Save me from Satan’s wiles and snares,
From all the malice which he bears
Against thy image, work, and grace,
Against the visits of thy face.

5
Save me from gloomy black despair;
On thee alone I’d cast my care,
And wait, and pray, and groan, and sigh,
Till thou in mercy drawest nigh.