Scripture Verse

He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust. Psalm 103:14


Isaac B. Woodbury (1819–1858)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 281.

Music: Tal­mar Is­aac B. Wood­bu­ry, 1845 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Mindful of our human frailty
Is the God in whom we trust;
He whose years are ev­er­last­ing,
He remembers we are dust.

Man is like the tender flower,
And his days are like the grass,
Withered where it lately flourished
By the blighting winds that pass.

Changeless is Je­ho­vah’s mercy
Unto those who fear His name,
From eternity abiding
To eternity the same.

All the faithful to His covenant
Shall behold His right­eous­ness;
He will be their strength and refuge
And their children’s children bless.