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Merciful and gracious be

Merciful and gracious be,
O most High, remember me.
When my enemies assail
may your grace and power prevail.
Keep me in the day of fear
firm in faith that God is near.

2. What though some should do me wrong,
plan my hurt the whole day long,
lie in wait about my way,
twist the very words I say,
yet their time will soon be past;
judgement comes to all at last.

3. Lord, you know my days and years,
all my wanderings, all my tears;
though the world should work me ill
God himself will keep me still
in his light, through length of days,
strong to stand and swift to praise.

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