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My spirit looks to God alone;

PSALM LXII. 5,—12.
No trust in the creatures: or, Faith in divine grace and power.

Poet: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
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.


Samaria 26, Stanza 1a

2
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.


Samaria 26, Stanza 1b

3
False are the men in high degree,
The baser sort are vanity;
Laid in the balance both appear
Light as a puff of empty air.



4
Make not increasing gold your trust,
Not set your heart on glitt’ring dust;
Why will you grasp the fleeting smoke,
And not believe what God has spoke!


Samaria 26, Stanza 2a

5
Once has his awful voice declar’d,
Once and again my ears have heard,
“All pow’r is his eternal due;
“He must be fear’d and trusted too.”



6
For sovereign pow’r reigns not alone.
Grace is a partner of the throne;
Thy grace and justice, might Lord,
Shall well divide our last reward.


Samaria 26, Stanza 2b


Watts, Isaac. The Psalms of David: Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian State and Worship. 22nd ed. London: T. Longman et. al., 1769.