Scripture Verse

Stablish Thy word unto Thy servant, who is devoted to Thy fear. Psalm 119:38


Thomas Haweis (1734–1820)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Plead­ing the pro­mis­es.

Music: Rich­mond (Ha­weis) Tho­mas Ha­weis, Car­mi­na Chris­to 1792 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Bradnor Lo­well Ma­son, in Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1841), page 123 (🔊 pdf nwc)
Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


Behold Thy wait­ing ser­vant, Lord,
Devoted to Thy fear;
Remember and con­firm Thy word,
For all my hopes are there.

Hast Thou not writ sal­va­tion down,
And pro­mised quick­en­ing grace?
Doth not my heart ad­dress Thy throne?
And yet Thy love de­lays.

Mine eyes for Thy sal­va­tion fail;
O bear Thy ser­vant up;
Nor let the scoff­ing lips pre­vail,
Who dare re­proach my hope.

Didst Thou not raise my faith, O Lord?
Then let Thy truth ap­pear:
Saints shall re­joice in my re­ward,
And trust as well as fear.