Scripture Verse

Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. Psalm 31:5


William Gardiner (1770–1853)
British Museum

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. De­liv­er­ance from death.

Music: Bel­mont Sac­red Me­lo­dies, by Will­iam Gar­di­ner, 1812 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


Into Thine hand, O God of truth,
My spirit I commit;
Thou hast redeemed my soul from death,
And saved me from the pit.

The passions of my hope and fear
Maintained a doubtful strife,
While sorrow, pain, and sin conspired
To take away my life.

My times are in Thine hand, I cried,
Though I draw near the dust;
Thou art the refuge where I hide,
The God in whom I trust.

O make Thy reconcilèd face
Upon Thy servant shine,
And save me for Thy mercy’s sake,
For I’m entirely Thine.

’Twas in my haste my spirit said,
I must despair and die,
I am cut off before Thine eyes
But Thou hast heard my cry.

Thy goodness how divinely free!
How wondrous is Thy grace
To those that fear Thy majesty,
And trust Thy promises!

O love the Lord, all ye His saints,
And sing His praises loud;
He’ll bend His ear to your complaints,
And recompense the proud.