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Samaria 26

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Maggie (Denson) Cagle, 1936
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Long Meter Double (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
My spirit looks to God alone,
My rock and refuge is His throne;
In all my fears, in all my straits,
My soul on His salvation waits.
Trust Him ye saints in all your ways,
Pour out your hearts before His face;
When helpers fail, and foes invade,
God is our all-sufficient aid.


My spirit looks to God alone;, Stanzas 1 & 2
2
Make not increasing gold your trust,
Nor set your hearts on glitt’ring dust;
Why will you grasp the fleeting smoke,
And not believe what God hath spoke?
For sov’reign pow’r reign not alone,
Grace is the partner of the throne;
Thy grace and justice mighty Lord,
Shall well divide our last reward.


My spirit looks to God alone;, Stanzas 4 & 6