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Thou art my portion, O my God

Representative Text

You are my portion, O my God!
Soon as I know your way,
my heart makes haste t'obey your word,
and I will not delay.
The testimonies of your grace
I set before my eyes;
I there derive my daily strength,
and there my comfort lies.

If I have wandered from your path,
I'll think upon my ways;
then turn my feet to your commands,
and trust your pardoning grace.
I choose the path of heavenly truth,
and glory in my choice;
not all the riches of the earth
can make me so rejoice.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #74

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou art my portion, O my God
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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In Melody and Songs #74

The Baptist Hymnal #349

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