|63 (2)||Psalm 63 Version 2||LM|
|O GOD, Thou art my God alone,
Early to Thee my soul shall cry;
A pilgrim in a land unknown,
A thirsty land, where springs are dry.
|2||Oft, in the past, I blessed have been
When praying in the holy place;
Thy power and glory I have seen,
And marked the footsteps of Thy grace.
|3||When in the watches of the night
I Thee remember on my bed,
Thy presence makes the darkness light,
Thy guardian wings surround my head.
|4||Better than life itself Thy love,
Dearer than all beside to me;
For whom have I in Heaven above,
Or what on earth compared with Thee?
|5||Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice,
For all Thy mercy I will give;
My soul shall still in God rejoice;
My tongue shall bless Thee while I live.
|James Montgomery, 1771-1854|