|39 (3)||Psalm 39 Version 3||LM|
|ALMIGHTY Maker of my frame,
Teach me the measure of my days,
Make me to know how frail I am,
And spend the remnant to Thy praise.
|2||Vain the ambition, noise and show!
The cares which rack the human mind!
Heaping up treasures, mixed with woe,
We die and leave them all behind.
|3||O make a nobler portion mine!
My God, I bow before Thy throne;
Earth’s fleeting treasures I resign,
And fix my love on Thee alone.
|4||Save me, by Thine almighty arm,
Forgive my waywardness and sin,
May guilt and folly no more harm,
As I a life renewed begin.
|5||O spare me, and my soul restore,
Before remaining years shall flee,
And when my days on earth are o’er
Let me for ever dwell with Thee.
|Anne Steele, 1717-78|