Scripture Verse

Preserve me, O God, for in Thee do I put my trust.@Psalm 16:1

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: More­cambe Fred­er­ick C. At­kin­son, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Susan H. Peterson
(1950–2004)

Lyrics

God, keep me safe; in You I refuge take.
You are my Lord; I have no good elsewhere.
The hearts of all idolaters will ache;
In all their sacrifices I’ll not share.

Lord, my inheritance You have assigned;
You guard what’s mine and make me feel secure.
Your boundary lines are pleasant to my mind;
Your future blessings will bring joy for sure.

Lord, I will praise You for Your counsel wise;
Even at night my heart tells me Your way.
I’ll always set You first before my eyes;
You’re right beside me; I won’t be afraid.

My heart is glad; my tongue rejoices e’er;
I know You will not leave me when I die.
The path of life to me You will declare;
You’ll fill me with eternal joy on high.