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O Lord my God my portion thou and sure

O Lord, my God, my portion thou
and sure possession art;
Thy words I steadfastly resolve
to treasure in my heart.

With all the strength of warm desires
I did thy grace implore;
Disclose, according to thy word,
thy mercy's boundless store.

With due reflection and strict care
on all my ways I thought;
And so, reclaimed to thy just paths,
my wand'ring steps I brought.

I lost no time, but made great haste,
resolved without delay
To watch, that I might never more
from thy commandments stray.

Though num'rous troops of sinful men
to rob me have combined,
Yet I thy pure and righteous laws
have ever kept in mind.

In dead of night I will arise
to sing thy solemn praise;
Convinced how much I always ought
to love thy righteous ways.

To such as fear thy holy Name
myself I closely join;
To all who their obedient wills
to thy commands resign.

O'er all the earth thy mercy, Lord,
abundantly is shed;
O make me then exactly learn
thy sacred paths to tread.

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Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Dates: 1696
      Bible Refs: Ps 119:57-64;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1821# 119
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