R. The Lord is close to all who call him.
1. The Lord is just in all his ways
and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
who call on him from their hearts. (R.)
2. He grants the desires of those who fear him,
he hears their cry and he saves them.
The Lord protects all who love him;
but the wicked he will utterly destroy. (R.)
3. Let me speak the praise of the Lord,
let all mankind bless his holy name
for ever, for ages unending. (R.)
Instruct me, Lord, in your way;
on an even path lead me.