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-and-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.