Scripture Verse

Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Psalm 35:3


Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)

Words: Chris­tian F. Rich­ter (1676–1711) (Hier legt mom Sinn sich vor dir nie­der). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by John Wes­ley, Col­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns (Charles­ton, South Ca­ro­li­na: 1737).

Music: El­ven Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn (1809–1847). Ar­ranged by Will­iam Dress­ler (1826–1914) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John Wesley (1703–1791)


My soul be­fore Thee pros­trate lies;
To Thee, her source, my spir­it flies;
My wants I mourn, my chains I see;
O let Thy pre­sence set me free.

Jesus, vouch­safe my heart and will
With Thy meek low­li­ness to fill;
No more her pow­er let na­ture boast,
But in Thy will may mine be lost.

Already spring­ing hope I feel,
God will de­stroy the pow­er of hell,
And, from a land of wars and pain,
Lead me where peace and safe­ty reign.

One on­ly care my soul shall know,
Father, all Thy com­mands to do;
And feel, what end­less years shall prove,
That Thou, my Lord, my God, art love.