284. Thou Art My Portion, O My God

1 Thou art my portion, O my God!
Soon as I know Thy way,
My heart makes haste to obey Thy Word,
And suffers no delay.

2 I choose the path of heavenly truth
And glory in my choice;
Not all the riches of the earth
Could make me so rejoice.

3 The testimonies of Thy grace
I set before mine eyes;
Thence I derive my daily strength,
And there my comfort lies.

4 If I once wander from Thy path,
I think upon my ways;
Then turn my feet to Thy commands,
And trust Thy pardoning grace.

5 Now I am Thine, forever Thine;
O save Thy servant Lord!
Thou art my shield, my hiding place,
My hope is in Thy Word.


Text Information
First Line: Thou art my portion, O my God!
Title: Thou Art My Portion, O My God
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: The Christian Life: Dedication and Consecration; Consecration; Dedication (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Willliam Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1812

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