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4468. My Spirit Looks to God Alone

1. My spirit looks to God alone;
My rock and refuge is His throne;
In all my fears, in all my straits,
My soul on His salvation waits.

2. Trust Him, ye saints, in all your ways,
Pour out your hearts before His face:
When helpers fail, and foes invade,
God is our all-sufficient aid.

3. False are the men of high degree,
The baser sort are vanity;
Laid in the balance, both appear
Light as a puff of empty air.

4. Make not increasing gold your trust,
Nor set your hearts on glittering dust;
Why will you grasp the fleeting smoke,
And not believe what God has spoke?

5. Once has His awful voice declared,
Once and again my ears have heard,
All power is His eternal due;
He must be feared, and trusted, too.

6. For sovereign power reigns not alone,
Grace is a partner on the throne:
Thy grace and justice, mighty Lord,
Shall well divide our last reward.

Text Information
First Line: My spirit looks to God alone
Title: My Spirit Looks to God Alone
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: William M. H. Aitken (1912)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 32143 32123 54332
Key: F Major
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 23
Copyright: Public Domain

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