original psalm setting by Steve Eulberg. From the CD and Book: Happy Are They: Psalms to Sing and Sway By
Blest be the Lord,
Who has heard my pleading:
God is my strength and protector
O God, Save your people
And bless your heritage
Carry us forever.
1. To you, O Lord, I am always calling
Do not refuse to hear me
For if you are silent, I’ll be as in Sheol,
When I cry for help, hear my pleading.
2. Do not drag me away with the wicked,
Those who are workers of evil
Who speak peace to neighbors, with mischief in their hearts
who show no regard for your labor.
3. Pay evildoers according to their actions:
Wages that they have been earning.
Their blind eyes see You not, they curse your handiwork,
Break them down and rebuild them, NO! never no more!