|131 (1)||Psalm 131 Version 1||7 7. 7 7. 7 7|
|QUIET, Lord, my froward heart;
Make me teachable and mild,
Upright, simple, free from art;
Make me as a weanèd child,
From distrust and envy free,
Pleased with all that pleases Thee.
|2||What Thou shalt today provide
Let me as a child receive;
What tomorrow may betide
Calmly to Thy wisdom leave:
’Tis enough that Thou wilt care;
Why should I the burden bear?
|3||As a little child relies
On a care beyond his own,
Knows he’s neither strong nor wise,
Fears to stir a step alone,
Let me thus with Thee abide,
As my Father, Guard, and Guide.
|4||Thus preserved from Satan’s wiles,
Safe from dangers, free from fears,
May I live upon Thy smiles,
Till the promised hour appears,
When the sons of God shall prove
All their Father’s boundless love.
|John Newton, 1725-1807|