119 (9)Psalm 119 Part 9
(verses 73-80)
MY life was fashioned by Thy hand,
   My service is Thy due;
O make Thy servant understand
    The duties he must do.
2  Then those that love and fear the Lord,
    Shall see me and rejoice,
For I have trusted in Thy Word,
    And made it all my choice.
3  Thy judgements, Lord, are right and pure,
    Though they may seem severe;
The sharpest sufferings we endure,
    Flow from Thy faithful care.
4  Grant me sweet fellowship, I pray,
    With those who love Thy name;
And seal my heart on Thee to stay,
    And guard my soul from shame.
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748‡