Scripture Verse

Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. Psalm 31:5

Introduction

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Henry F. Lyte
(1793–1847)

Words: Hen­ry F. Lyte, Spir­it of the Psalms 1834.

Music: Gor­ton (West), ar­ranged from Beet­ho­ven by John E. West (1863–1929) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of West (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770–1827)

Lyrics

My spirit on Thy care,
Blest Savior, I recline;
Thou wilt not leave me to despair,
For Thou art love divine.

In Thee I place my trust,
On Thee I calmly rest;
I know Thee good, I know Thee just,
And count Thy choice the best.

Whate’er events betide,
Thy will they all perform;
Safe in Thy breast my head I hide,
Nor fear the coming storm.

Let good or ill befall,
It must be good for me;
Secure of having Thee in all,
Of having all in Thee.