Psalm 25 (Consecration of a church)
(Psalm 26 – Hebrew Numbering)
Judge me, O Lord, for in mine innocence have I walked; and hoping in the Lord I shall not grow weak.
Prove me, O Lord, and try me; prove with fire my reins and my heart.
For Thy mercy is before mine eyes, and I have been well-pleasing in Thy truth.
I have not set with the council of vanity, nor shall I go in with them that transgress the law.
I have hated the congregation of evil-doers, and with the ungodly will I not sit.
I will wash my hands in innocency and I will compass Thine altar, O Lord, that I may hear the voice of Thy praise and tell of all Thy wondrous works.
O Lord, I have loved the beauty of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwelleth.
Destroy not my soul with the ungodly, nor my life with men of blood, in whose hands are iniquities; their right hand is full of bribes.
But as for me, in mine innocence have I walked; redeem me, O Lord, and have mercy on me.
My foot hath stood in uprightness; in the congregations will I bless Thee, O Lord.