Psalm 056

1    Shew mercy, Lord, to me, for man

          would swallow me outright;

     He me oppresseth, while he doth

          against me daily fight.

2    They daily would me swallow up

          that hate me spitefully;

     For they be many that do fight

          against me, O most High.

3    When I’m afraid I’ll trust in thee:

4         In God I’ll praise his word;

     I will not fear what flesh can do,

          my trust is in the Lord.

5    Each day they wrest my words; their thoughts

          ‘gainst me are all for ill.

6    They meet, they lurk, they mark my steps,

          waiting my soul to kill.

7    But shall they by iniquity

          escape thy judgments so?

     O God, with indignation down

          do thou the people throw.

8    My wand’rings all what they have been

          thou know’st, their number took;

     Into thy bottle put my tears:

          are they not in thy book?

9    My foes shall, when I cry, turn back;

          I know’t, God is for me.

10   In God his word I’ll praise; his word

          in God shall praised be.

11   In God I trust; I will not fear

          what man can do to me.

12   Thy vows upon me are, O God:

          I’ll render praise to thee.

13   Wilt thou not, who from death me sav’d,

          my feet from falls keep free,

     To walk before God in the light

          of those that living 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.