Professions of sincerity, repentance, and obedience.
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 heav’nly 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 once I wander from thy path,
I think upon my ways,
Then turn my feet to thy commands,
And trust thy pard’ning 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 fulfil;
And thus, till mortal life shall end,
Would I perform thy will.