Scripture Verse

Thou art my portion, O Lord. Psalm 119:57

Introduction

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James Montgomery (1771–1854)
National Portrait Gallery

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Words: James Mont­gom­ery, 1822.

Music: So­li­tude (Downes) Lew­is T. Downes, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Downes (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Lord, for­ev­er at Thy side
Let my place and por­tion be;
Strip me of the robe of pride,
Clothe me with hu­mil­i­ty.

Meekly may my soul re­ceive
All Thy Spi­rit hath re­vealed;
Thou hast spok­en; I be­lieve,
Though the pro­phe­cy were sealed.

Quiet as a wean­èd child,
Weanèd from the mo­ther’s breast,
By no sub­tle­ty be­guiled,
On Thy faith­ful Word I rest.

Saints re­joicing ev­er­more,
In the Lord Je­ho­vah trust,
Him, in all His ways, adore,
Wise, and won­der­ful, and just.