Scripture Verse

Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep Thy words. Psalm 119:57


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Pro­fess­ions of sin­ce­ri­ty, re­pent­ance, and obe­di­ence.

Music: Mil­wau­kee (Pro­the­ro) Da­ni­el W. Pro­the­ro (1866–1934) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Thou art my por­tion, O my God;
Soon as I know Thy way,
My heart makes haste t’ob­ey Thy Word,
And suf­fers no de­lay.

I choose the path of hea­ven­ly truth,
And glo­ry in my choice;
Not all the rich­es of the earth
Could make me so re­joice.

The tes­ti­mo­nies of Thy grace
I set be­fore my eyes;
Thence I derive my dai­ly strength
And there my com­fort lies.

If I once wan­der from Thy path,
I think up­on my ways,
Then turn my feet to Thy com­mands,
And trust Thy par­don­ing grace.

Now I am Thine, for ev­er Thine,
O save Thy ser­vant, Lord;
Thou art my shield, my hid­ing place;
My hope is in Thy Word.

Thou hast in­clined this heart of mine
Thy sta­tutes to ful­fill;
And thus till mor­tal life shall end
Would I per­form Thy will.