71 (2)Psalm 71 Version 2CM
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