Pure

Are there any faithful?
Is there anyone good?
Everyone lies to their neighbor,
Is there not One that’s pure?

Will You stop their boasting,
Those that deceive the poor,
And remove their flattering tongues,
Will You arise, O LORD?

Hide us in Your safety,
Refresh us with Your Word,
Purify us through Your furnace,
Until You are adored.

Then guard us forever,
Keep watch on ev’ry side,
Lord, lead us from the world’s vileness,
Protect us from our pride.

Only You are faithful,
And You alone are good,
Only You can save us from sin,
For You alone are Pure.

Behind the lines

Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.

Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?”

“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the LORD; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”

The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

You, O LORD, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever. On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man. (Psalm 12 ESV)

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