|71 (2)||Psalm 71 Version 2||CM|
|ALMIGHTY Father of mankind,
On Thee my hopes remain;
And when the day of trouble comes,
I shall not trust in vain.
|2||In early days Thou wast my guide,
And of my youth the friend:
And as my days began with Thee,
With Thee my days shall end.
|3||I know the power in Whom I trust,
The arm on which I lean;
He will my Saviour ever be,
Who has my Saviour been.
|4||My God, Who gave me cause to hope
When life began to beat,
And as a stranger in the world
Has led my wandering feet.
|5||He will not cast me off when age
And evil days descend;
Nor ever leave me in despair
To mourn my latter end.
|6||Therefore in life I’ll trust to Thee,
In death I will adore;
And after death I’ll sing Thy praise,
When time shall be no more.
|Michael Bruce, 1746-67|