Scripture Verse

My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken Thou me according to Thy Word. Psalm 119:25


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 324.

Music: Dale­hurst Ar­thur Cott­man, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


My griev­ing soul re­vive, O Lord,
According to Thy Word;
To Thee my ways I have de­clared
And Thou my pray­er hast heard.

Teach me to know Thy ho­ly way
And think up­on Thy deeds;
In grief I ask for pro­mised grace
According to my need.

Keep me from false­hood, let Thy law
With me in grace abide;
The way of faith­ful­ness I choose,
Thy pre­cepts are my guide.

I cleave un­to Thy truth, O Lord,
From shame de­liv­er me;
In glad obe­di­ence I will live
Through strength be­stowed by Thee.