1. O Lord, my heart's not haughty grown,
Nor lofty are my eyes;
In things too great, and high, for me.
Is not mine exercise.
2. Surely, I have composed my mind,
And carried it as mild.
As children weaned from the breast;
My soul's a weaned child.
3. Let Israel learn, in God alone,
The God whom they adore,
To place their steadfast hope, and trust,
Both now, and evermore.
John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89.
A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876
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