Psalm 7: Lord, My God and My Refuge

Psalm 7 Lord My God and My Refuge

Get resources for using the Psalm 7 song in your church at the bottom of the post.

Lord, My God and My Refuge features a lot of vocal interplay. The melody could be placed in a more congregation-friendly arrangement, or sung as-is by a three-part choir.

About the seventh Psalm

This psalm has an interesting component to it that we don’t hear a lot about in church: the psalmist is calling out to God for help, and he’s willing to bet his own innocence to get that help.

The song lyric says, “But if I’ve wronged my neighbor, refuse me.” That’s distilled from the following lines in Psalm 7:3–5:

LORD my God, if I have done this
and there is guilt on my hands—
if I have repaid my ally with evil
or without cause have robbed my foe—
then let my enemy pursue and overtake me;
let him trample my life to the ground
and make me sleep in the dust. (NIV)

This happens a good deal in the Bible: when someone is suffering, and they believe they are innocent, they call to God for relief. They’re so sure of their innocence that they say, “You can ignore me if I’m in the wrong. But you know I’m in the right.”

Lyrics to Psalm 7

Lord my God and my refuge,
Save me from those who would pursue me!
Come to my aid, O Lord, rescue me.
But if I have wronged my neighbor, refuse me.

Let the Lord Most High judge all the earth.
Let the righteous live in a land secure
From the violence of the wicked who do not
Know you judge us all

Let the Lord Most High judge my inmost part
Let him test my mind, let him test my heart
Let him be my shield and I will sing thanks and
praise to The Lord Most High.

Let him be my shield and I will sing thanks and
praise to the Lord Most High.

God Most High, my shield, my Lord
Judges our cases, listening to them,
His enemies bring evil unto them,
Laying out plans that soon will undo them.

Let the Lord Most High judge all the earth.
Let the righteous live in a land secure
From the violence of the wicked who do not
Know you judge us all

Let the Lord Most High judge my inmost part
Let him test my mind, let him test my heart
Let him be my shield and I will sing thanks and
praise to The Lord Most High.

Let him be my shield and I will sing thanks and

Download the Psalm 7 song package

You can download a package of materials to use for learning and playing Lord, My God and My Refuge in your church.

Just enter your email address below, and you’ll get a package that includes the following:

  • Chord chart
  • Printable lyrics handout
  • An .mp3 of the audio
  • Sheet music of the recorded arrangement

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