P119h. Thou my sure portion art alone


57 Thou my sure portion art alone,
which I did choose, O Lord;
I have resolved, and said, that I
would keep thy holy word.
58 With my whole heart I did entreat
thy face and favour free:
according to thy gracious word
be merciful to me.

59 I thought upon my former ways,
and did my life well try;
and to thy testimonies pure
my feet then turned I.
60 I did not stay, nor linger long,
as those that slothful are;
but hastily thy laws to keep
myself I did prepare.

61 Bands of the wicked me beset,
thy law I did not slight.
62 I’ll rise at midnight thee to praise,
even for thy judgments right.
63 I am companion to all those
who fear, and thee obey.
64 O Lord, thy mercy fills the earth:
teach me thy laws, I pray.

Text Information
First Line: Thou my sure portion art alone
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): James Nares, 1715-1783
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major

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