The secret place of the most High. Psalm 91:1
Words: Isaac Watts, Sermons 1721–27.
Music: Mear, old English tune. Arranged by Aaron Williams, 1762 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good picture of Williams (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
O that I knew the secret place
Where I might find my God!
I’d spread my wants before His face,
And pour my woes abroad.
I’d tell Him how my sins arise;
What sorrows I sustain;
How grace decays, and comfort dies,
And leaves my heart in pain.
He knows what arguments I’d take
To wrestle with my God;
I’d plead for His own mercy’s sake
And for my Savior’s blood.
Arise, my soul, from deep distress,
And banish every fear;
He calls Thee to His throne of grace,
To spread Thy sorrows there.