73 (2)Psalm 73 Version 2
(from v 23)
IN close communion, Lord, with Thee
   I constantly abide:
My hand Thou holdest in Thine own
    To keep me near Thy side.
2  Thy counsel through my earthly way
    Shall guide me and control,
And then to glory afterward
    Thou wilt receive my soul.
3  Whom have I, Lord, in Heaven but Thee,
    To Whom my thoughts aspire?
And having Thee, on earth is nought
    That I can yet desire.
4  Though flesh and heart should faint and fail,
    The Lord will ever be
The strength and portion of my heart,
    My God eternally.
5  To live apart from God is death;
    His face is all I seek;
My trust is in the living God,
    And all His works I’ll speak.
The Psalter, 1912