Scripture Verse

My soul fainteth for Thy salvation, but I hope in Thy Word. Psalm 119:81


Michael Lonneke

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 331.

Music: Mor­ris­on Mi­chael Lon­ne­ke, March 2005 (pub­lic do­main) (🔊 pdf nwc). This tune was writ­ten for sing­ing the me­tri­cal psal­ter at the Ang­li­can Church of the Good Shep­herd, Pa­ris, Vir­gin­ia, and is named for the rec­tor there.

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My soul for Thy salvation faints,
But still I hope in Thee;
I long to see Thy promised help,
When Thou shalt comfort me.

Thy statutes I do not forget,
Though wasting grief I know;
Thy servant’s days are few, O Lord:
When wilt Thou judge my foe?

The proud, disdainful of Thy law,
Entrap me wrongfully;
O Thou, whose law is just and true,
Help and deliver me.

Almost consumed, yet from Thy law
I have not turned away;
In lovingkindness give me strength,
That I may still obey.