|116 (4)||Psalm 116 Version 4|
(from v 12)
|WHAT shall I render to my God,
For all His kindness shown?
My feet shall visit Thine abode,
My songs address Thy throne.
|2||Among the saints that fill Thy house,
My offerings shall be paid:
There shall my zeal perform the vows
My soul in anguish made.
|3||How much is mercy Thy delight,
Thou ever-blessèd God!
How dear Thy servants in Thy sight!
How precious is their blood!
|4||How happy all Thy servants are!
How great Thy grace to me!
My life, which Thou hast made Thy care,
Lord, I devote to Thee.
|5||Now I am Thine, for ever Thine,
Nor shall my purpose move!
Thy hand has loosed my bands of pain,
And bound me with Thy love.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|