When pain and anguish seize me, Lord,
all my support is from your word:
my soul despairs in heaviness;
uphold me with your strengthening grace!
The wicked hate me with no cause,
they hate to see me love your laws;
but I will trust and love your name
till pride and malice die in shame.
Your precepts make me truly wise;
I’ll spurn vain thoughts that may arise;
I will not take a sinner’s road;
I yield me to your law, O God.
|First Line:||When pain and anguish seize me, Lord|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1719, alt. 2013)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 119:28; Psalm 119:51; Psalm 119:69; Psalm 119:78; Psalm 119:104; Psalm 119:110-113; Psalm 119:143; Psalm 119:161|
|Source:||Psalm 119, 17th Part, 4th Part, alt.|