Scripture Verse

Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell, for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them. As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me. Psalm 55:15–16


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Dan­ger­ous pros­pe­ri­ty; or, dai­ly de­vo­tions en­cour­aged.

Music: Aber Will­iam H. Monk, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

William H. Monk (1823–1889)


Let sin­ners take their course,
And choose the road to death;
But in the wor­ship of my God
I’ll spend my dai­ly breath.

My thoughts ad­dress His throne
When morn­ing brings the light;
I’ll seek His bless­ing ev­ery noon,
And pay my vows at night.

Thou wilt re­gard my cries,
O my eter­nal God,
While sin­ners per­ish in sur­prise
Beneath Thine ang­ry rod.

Because they dwell at ease,
And no sad chang­es feel,
They nei­ther fear nor trust Thy name,
Nor learn to do Thy will.

But I with all my cares
Will lean up­on the Lord:
I’ll cast my bur­dens on His arm,
And rest upon His Word.

His arm shall well sus­tain
The child­ren of His love;
The ground on which their safe­ty stands,
No earth­ly power can move.