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Thou my sure portion art alone

Thou my sure portion art alone

Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

57 Thou my sure portion art alone,
which I did chuse, O Lord:
I have resolv’d, 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 ill men me robb’d; 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.

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases, 1650

Text Information

Tune

GRÄFENBERG

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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ST. STEPHEN (Jones)


[Thou my sure Portion art alone]


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Bible Songs #248

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Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P134

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

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P93

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P93

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Worship in the School Room #128

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