Scripture Verse

I cried with my whole heart, Hear me, O Lord: I will keep Thy statutes. I cried unto Thee, Save me, and I shall keep Thy testimonies. Psalm 119:145–46


Lewis T. Hartsough (1828–1919)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 339.

Music: Wel­come Voice Lew­is T. Hart­sough, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:


O Lord, my earnest cry
Thy listening ear has heard;
With Thy sal­va­tion answer me,
And I will keep Thy Word.
At early dawn I prayed,
Thy promises my trust;
At night I thought upon Thy Word,
Most holy and most just.

O hear me in Thy grace,
In mercy quicken me;
The wicked plan to do me harm,
But they are far from Thee.
Thou, Lord, art near to me,
And true are Thy commands;
Of old Thy testimonies show
Thy truth eter­nal stands.