Psalm 017

1    Lord, hear the right, attend my cry,

          unto my pray’r give heed,

     That doth not in hypocrisy

          from feigned lips proceed.

2    And from before thy presence forth

          my sentence do thou send:

     Toward these things that equal are

          do thou thine eyes intend.

3    Thou prov’dst mine heart, thou visit’dst me

          by night, thou didst me try,

     Yet nothing found’st; for that my mouth

          shall not sin, purpos’d I.

4    As for men’s works, I, by the word

          that from thy lips doth flow,

     Did me preserve out of the paths

          wherein destroyers go.

5    Hold up my goings, Lord, me guide

          in those thy paths divine,

     So that my footsteps may not slide

          out of those ways of thine.

6    I called have on thee, O God,

          because thou wilt me hear:

     That thou may’st hearken to my speech,

          to me incline thine ear.

7    Thy wondrous loving-kindness show,

          thou that, by thy right hand,

     Sav’st them that trust in thee from those

          that up against them stand.

8    As th’ apple of the eye me keep;

          in thy wings shade me close

9    From lewd oppressors, compassing

          me round, as deadly foes.

10   In their own fat they are inclos’d;

          their mouth speaks loftily.

11   Our steps they compass’d; and to ground

          down bowing set their eye.

12   He like unto a lion is

          that’s greedy of his prey,

     Or lion young, which lurking doth

          in secret places stay.

13   Arise, and disappoint my foe,

          and cast him down, O Lord:

     My soul save from the wicked man,

          the man which is thy sword.

14  From men, which are thy hand, O Lord,

          from worldly men me save,

     Which only in this present life

          their part and portion have.

     Whose belly with thy treasure hid

          thou fill’st: they children have

     In plenty; of their goods the rest

          they to their children leave.

15  But as for me, I thine own face

          in righteousness will see;

     And with thy likeness, when I wake,

          I satisfy’d shall be.

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.