Scripture Verse

Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.@Psalm 131:1

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 366.

Music: Ol­mutz ar­ranged from a Gre­gor­i­an chant by Lo­well Ma­son, 1824 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Not haughty is my heart,
Not lofty is my pride;
I do not seek to know the things
God’s wisdom hath denied.

With childlike trust, O Lord,
In Thee I calmly rest,
Contented as a little child
Upon its mother’s breast.

Ye people of the Lord,
In Him alone confide;
From this time forth and evermore
His wisdom be your guide.