Scripture Verse

Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep Thy words. I entreated Thy favor with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to Thy Word. Psalm 119:57–58


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 328.

Music: Car­lisle Charles Lock­hart, 1791 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Lock­hart (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Thou art my por­tion, Lord;
Thy words I ev­er heed;
With all my heart, Thy grace I seek,
Thy pro­mis­es I plead.

I thought up­on my ways,
Thy tes­ti­mo­nies learned;
With ear­nest haste, and wait­ing not,
To Thy com­mands I turned.

While snares be­set my path,
Thy law I keep in view;
At mid­night I will give Thee praise
For all Thy judg­ments true.

All those who fear Thy name
Shall my com­pan­ions be;
Thy mer­cy fills the earth, O Lord;
Thy sta­tutes teach Thou me.