Scripture Verse

Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am. Psalm 39:4

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 107.

Music: Green­wood (Sweet­ser) Jo­seph E. Sweet­ser, 1849 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Sweet­ser (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

My end, Lord, make me know,
My days, how soon they fail;
And to my thoughtful spirit show
How weak I am and frail.

To Thy eternal thought
My days are but a span;
To Thee my years appear as naught,
A breath at best is man.

O Lord, regard my fears,
And answer my request;
Turn not in silence from my tears,
But give the mourner rest.

I am a stranger here,
Dependent on Thy grace,
A pilgrim, as my fathers were,
With no abiding place.