I Hate The Thoughts Of Vanity


I hate the thoughts of vanity,
but love thy law do I.
My shield and hiding-place thou art:
I on thy word rely.

All ye that evil-doers are
from me depart away;
For the commandments of my God
I purpose to obey.

According to thy faithful word
uphold and stablish me,
That I may live, and of my hope
ashamed never be.

Hold thou me up, so shall I be
in peace and safety still;
And to thy statutes have respect
continually I will.

Thou tread’st down all that love to stray;
false their deceit doth prove.
Lewd men, like dross, away thou putt’st;
therefore thy law I love.

For fear of thee my very flesh
doth tremble, all dismay’d;
And of thy righteous judgments, Lord,
my soul is much afraid.