Thou my sure portion art alone

Thou my sure portion art alone

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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 favor 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 turnèd 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 ill men me robbed; yet I
thy precepts did not slight.
62 I'll rise at midnight thee to praise,
ev'n 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.

Source: Foundations Psalter: 1650 Scottish Psalter #119-8

Text Information

First Line: Thou my sure portion art alone
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

[Thou my sure Portion art alone]


NUN DANKET ALL (Crüger 16512)

Composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) as a setting for Paul Gerhardt's "Nun danket all’ und bringet Ehr," GRÄFENBERG was first published in the 1647 edition of Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica. The tune is arbitrarily named after a water-cure spa in Silesia, Austria, which became famous in the 1820…

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ICONIUM (Nares)


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Bible Songs #248

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Foundations Psalter #119-8

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Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P134

The Book of Psalms Rendered in Metre and Set to Music #d298

The Book of Psalms Rendered in Metre and Set to Music #ad298

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P119h

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P93

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P93

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The Psalms of David #119b

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Worship in the School Room #128

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