Scripture Verse

Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.@Psalm 64:1

Words: Jo­seph Smith, in The Saints’ Harp (La­mo­ni, Io­wa: 1870).

Music: Park Street Fred­er­ick M. A. Ve­nua, cir­ca 1810 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Smith III
(1832–1914)

Unmoved by fear, my praise is due
To Thee, Thou gracious God of saints;
Thy mercies great, Thy counsel true,
My prayers are heard and my complaints;
My prayers are heard and my complaints.

Compassed by love, my heart’s best thought
I raise in gratitude to Thee;
Nor wait to thank Thee; all untaught,
Thy love’s best gift hath taught it me;
Thy love’s best gift hath taught it me.

I fear but that I may not gain
A place beside my noblest friend;
I love, but ah, the sweet refrain,
On Thee, my Savior, I depend;
On Thee, my Savior, I depend.