Scripture Verse

Consider mine affliction, and deliver me, for I do not forget Thy law. Psalm 119:153


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 340.

Music: Pres­ton (Doane) W. How­ard Doane, in The Bap­tist Hym­nal (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­ican Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1883), num­ber 258 (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Regard my grief and res­cue me,
For I do not for­get Thy laws;
As Thou hast pro­mised, save me, Lord,
Redeem my soul, and plead my cause.

Far is sal­va­tion from the men
Who do not seek Thy sta­tutes, Lord;
Great are Thy mer­cies, quick­en me
According to Thy ho­ly Word.

I bear the spite of many foes,
Yet from Thy law I do not swerve;
I saw the faith­less and was grieved,
For they Thy Word do not ob­serve.

Behold how I Thy pre­cepts love!
In kind­ness, Lord, rev­ive Thou me;
The sum of all Thy Word is truth;
Thy Word abides eter­nal­ly.