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Psalm 119 - 8 (Cheth)
ICONIUM | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Probably by JAMES NARES, 1715-1783
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.
6l 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.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 85 - 1st Version · THOU hast been favourable, Lord,
57 Â¶ CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
58 Â¶ I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
59 Â¶ I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
61 Â¶ The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
62 Â¶ At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
63 Â¶ I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
64 Â¶ The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.