Scripture Verse

The Lord has set apart the godly for Himself; the Lord will hear when I call to Him. Psalm 4:3


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 7.

Music: Pe­ni­tence Spen­cer Lane, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Spencer Lane (1843–1903)


On the good and faith­ful God has set His love;
When they call He sends them bless­ings from above.
Stand in awe, and sin not, bid your heart be still;
Through the si­lent watch­es think up­on His will.

Lay up­on God’s al­tar good and lov­ing deeds,
And in all things trust Him to sup­ply your needs.
Anxious and des­pair­ing, ma­ny walk in night;
But to those that fear Him God will send His light.

In God’s love abid­ing, I have joy and peace
More than all the wick­ed, though their wealth in­crease.
In His care con­fid­ing, I will sweet­ly sleep.
For the Lord, my Sav­ior, will in safe­ty keep.