My soul fainteth for Thy salvation, but I hope in Thy Word. Psalm 119:81
Words: From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 331.
Music: Morrison Michael Lonneke, March 2005 (public domain) (🔊 pdf nwc). This tune was written for singing the metrical psalter at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Paris, Virginia, and is named for the rector there.
My soul for Thy salvation faints,
But still I hope in Thee;
I long to see Thy promised help,
When Thou shalt comfort me.
Thy statutes I do not forget,
Though wasting grief I know;
Thy servant’s days are few, O Lord:
When wilt Thou judge my foe?
The proud, disdainful of Thy law,
Entrap me wrongfully;
O Thou, whose law is just and true,
Help and deliver me.
Almost consumed, yet from Thy law
I have not turned away;
In lovingkindness give me strength,
That I may still obey.