Psalm 26 of David the Shepherd King

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.

Please share your reflections on this psalm with me.  Thanks! — Bob Wilhelm

© Robert Bela Wilhelm 2018