Thou art my portion, O my God

Thou art my portion, O my God

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: BOARDMAN
Published in 149 hymnals

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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.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #335

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou art my portion, O my God
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #523Image
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #282Image
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #282Image
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #329Image
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #313Image
A. M. E. C. Hymnal #103
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #183Image
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #209Image
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #313Image
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #313Image
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d303
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #159cImage
Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d302
Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #95aImage
Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #115bImage
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WP119cImage
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #382Image
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #382Image
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #451
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d551
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1027
Church music: with selections for the ordinary occasions of public and social worship, from the Psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #LXXVIIIImage
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P119eImage
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P119eImage
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P119eImage
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P119dImage
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P119.4Image
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #122Image
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #514Image
David's Harp: or the Boston Sabbath school song book, containing a variety of pleasing tunes in all the various metres; also hymns, anthems, and chants...(2nd Rev. Ed.) #49Image
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (Corr. and enl.) #CXIXcImage
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d287
Gospel Praise Book #d266
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #189b
Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d124
Hymns and Chants: with offices of devotion. For use in Sunday-schools, parochial and week day schools, seminaries and colleges. Arranged according to the Church year #162Image
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #23Image
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #393Image
Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d239
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1128
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #15Image
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d521
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #392Image
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #392Image
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship (1st ed.) #392TextImage
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #392Image
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #392Image
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #392Image
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d801
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P119dImage
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d983
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #309Image
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #368Image
Our Sunday School: for the Sunday school and social meetings #37Image
Parish Psalmody #d815
Parish Psalmody #d829
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P119cImage
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #P119.3Image
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d803
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P119dImage
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d835
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #198Image
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P119.3Image
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #P119cImage
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.266Text
Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: being an improvement of the old version of the Psalms of David #119cImage
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #240Image
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #CXIXcImage
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d461
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d463
Selections from the Book of Worship with Tunes #d92
Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d181
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d425
Songs for the New Life #d643
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1338Image
Temple Melodies: a collection of about two hundred popular tunes, adapted to nearly five hundred favorite hymns, selected with special reference to public, social, and private worship #135Image
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctirnes and usages of the church (6th ed.) #116bImage
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d410
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #231.629Image
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #629Image
The Baptist Hymn Book #629Image
The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #349Image
The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d587
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #509Image
The Book of Worship #360Image
The Boston One-Line Psalmist: embracing Day and Beal's New Musical Notation #d176
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #407Image
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #489Image
The Choir: or, Union collection of church music. Consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, &c. original and selected. Including many beautiful subjects from the works.. (2nd ed.) #84aImage
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d349
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #774Image
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #315Image
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #d767
The Christian Hymnist #d543
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #T33Image
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P119dImage
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #P119cImage
The Church Hymn Book #d557
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #283Image
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #537Image
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #176aImage
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #521Image
The Devotional Hymn Book #d482
The Good Old Songs #d548
The Great Redemption in Songs New and Selected #d296
The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d651
The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d490
The Imperial Harmony #d284
The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #397Image
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d270
The Modern Psalmist #d312
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d539
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #353Image
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #373Image
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #373Image
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #68 S
The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #142bImage
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #313Image
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d246
The Presbyterian Hymnal #413Image
The Presbyterian Hymnal #413Image
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #615Image
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #615Image
The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d231
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1212Image
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #335TextImage
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P119cImage
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #P119cImage
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #P119.IIIImage
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #119cImage
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #218aTextImage
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CXIXcImage
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P119cTextImage
The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #119.VIIIImage
The Richard Allen A.M.E. Hymnal, with Responsive Scripture Readings. Rev. #d389
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book, for the Service of Song in the House of the Lord #229aImage
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1062
The Sabbath School Harp: being a selection of tunes and hynns, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families, and social meetings (2nd ed.) #[46]Image
The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony: a collection of church music, consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, sacred songs and chants...(New ed., Rev. and Corr.) #86bImage
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d562
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d885
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #202Image
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #279Image
The Thanksgiving #d239
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d451
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #153Image
The Victory #d383
Union Hymns. Rev. #d400
Union Hymns. Rev. #d414



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