Scripture Verse

Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Psalm 131:1


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Hu­mi­li­ty and sub­mis­sion.

Music: Eag­ley James Walch, 1860 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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


Is there am­bi­tion in my heart?
Search, gra­cious God, and see;
Or do I act a haugh­ty part?
Lord, I ap­peal to Thee.

I charge my thoughts, be hum­ble still,
And all my car­riage mild,
Content, my Fa­ther, with Thy will,
And qui­et as a child.

The pa­tient soul, the low­ly mind,
Shall have a large re­ward:
Let saints in sor­row lie re­signed,
And trust a faith­ful Lord.