1. Defend me, Lord, from shame, for still I trust in Thee: As just and righteous is Thy name, from danger set me free. Bow down Thy gracious ear, and speedy succour send; Do Thou my steadfast rock appear, to shelter and defend. 2. Since Thou, when foes oppress, my rock and fortress art, To guide me forth from this distress, Thy wanted help impart. Release me from the snare, which they have closely laid; Since I, O God, my strength, repair to Thee alone for aid. 3. To Thee, the God of truth, my life, and all that's mine, (For Thou preserv'dst me from my youth,) I willingly resign. All vain designs I hate of those that trust in lies; And still my soul in every state, to God for succour flies.