Words: Par­a­phrase of Psalm 119; au­thor un­known.

Music: Mor­ris­on, , March 2005. This tune was writ­ten for sing­ing the me­tric­al psal­ter at the Ang­li­can Church of the Good Shep­herd, Par­is, Vir­gin­ia, and is named for the rec­tor there. The mu­sic has been re­leased to the pub­lic do­main. Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Belmont, , 1812

My soul for Thy salvation faints,
But still I hope in Thee;
I long to see Thy promised help,
When Thou shalt comfort me.

Thy statutes I do not forget,
Though wasting grief I know;
Thy servant’s days are few, O Lord:
When wilt Thou judge my foe?

The proud, disdainful of Thy law,
Entrap me wrongfully;
O Thou, whose law is just and true,
Help and deliver me.

Almost consumed, yet from Thy law
I have not turned away;
In lovingkindness give me strength,
That I may still obey.