Scripture Verse

Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet Thy commandments are my delights. Psalm 119:143


Henry K. Oliver (1800–1885)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Cou­rage and per­se­ve­rance un­der per­se­cu­tion; or, grace shin­ing in dif­fi­cul­ties and tri­als.

Music: Fe­de­ral Street Hen­ry K. Ol­iv­er, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


When pain and ang­uish seize me, Lord,
All my sup­port is from Thy Word:
My soul dis­solves for hea­vi­ness;
Uphold me with Thy strength­en­ing grace.

The proud have framed their scoffs and lies,
They watch my feet with en­vi­ous eyes,
And tempt my soul to snares and sin,
Yet Thy com­mands I ne’er de­cline.

They hate me, Lord, with­out a cause,
They hate to see me love Thy laws;
But I will trust and fear Thy name,
Till pride and ma­lice die with shame.