Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

Words: James Mont­gom­ery, 1822.

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

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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.