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Rex H. Henderson

 PSALM XXVI

A Psalm of David.

Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth. I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked. I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD: That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth. Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men: In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes. But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me. My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD." (Psalm 26, KJV)

 

PSALM 26

Walking On Level Ground

Falsely accused of crimes and 
Slander by his enemies, the Singer
Comes before God, the righteous Judge,
To be delivered from false accusers.

David knew he was clear of the
Crimes because he walked in truth,
And was assured of Godís promises,
And that God would not listen to untruth.

Saints have a seat at Godís table
Why would one swap for the slop
Of the swine-trough?  He kept not
Company with the wicked mob.

From a minor key, the Psalm now
Reaches a major key. As he stands
On level ground through grace,
He praises God in the key of Grand.

 

(c) Rex H. Henderson 2003

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