39 (3)Psalm 39 Version 3LM
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