Scripture Verse

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Psalm 40:2


Henry L. Gilmour (1836–1920)

Words: Hen­ry J. Zel­ley, 1898. Re­frain by Hen­ry Gil­mour.

Music: Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Zelley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


My heart was dis­tressed
’Neath Je­ho­vah’s dread frown,
And low in the pit where my sins dragged me down;
I cried to the Lord from the deep mi­ry clay,
Who ten­der­ly brought me out to gold­en day.


He brought me out of the mi­ry clay,
He set my feet on the Rock to stay;
He puts a song in my soul to­day,
A song of praise, hal­le­lu­jah!

He placed me upon the strong Rock by His side,
My steps were es­tab­lished and here I’ll abide;
No danger of fall­ing while here I re­main,
But stand by His grace un­til the crown I gain.


He gave me a song, ’twas a new song of praise;
By day and by night its sweet notes I will raise;
My heart’s ov­er­flowing, I’m hap­py and free.
I’ll praise my Re­deem­er, who has res­cued me.


I’ll sing of His won­der­ful mer­cy to me,
I’ll praise Him till all men His good­ness shall see;
I’ll sing of sal­va­tion at home and abroad,
Till ma­ny shall hear the truth and trust in God.