Scripture Verse

He only is my rock and my salvation. Psalm 62:2


Hay M. H. Aitken (1841–1927)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. No trust in the crea­tures; or, faith in di­vine grace and pow­er.

Music: Black­burn Hay M. H. Ait­ken, in The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 23 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


My spirit looks to God alone;
My rock and refuge is His throne;
In all my fears, in all my straits,
My soul on His sal­va­tion waits.

Trust Him, ye saints, in all your ways,
Pour out your hearts before His face:
When helpers fail, and foes invade,
God is our all-sufficient aid.

False are the men of high degree,
The baser sort are vanity;
Laid in the balance, both appear
Light as a puff of empty air.

Make not increasing gold your trust,
Nor set your hearts on glittering dust;
Why will you grasp the fleeting smoke,
And not believe what God has spoke?

Once has His awful voice declared,
Once and again my ears have heard,
All power is His eter­nal due;
He must be feared, and trusted, too.

For sovereign power reigns not alone,
Grace is a partner on the throne:
Thy grace and justice, mighty Lord,
Shall well divide our last reward.