My Portion Is The Lord

My portion is the Lord;
I seek His favor
And in His Name and Word
Confide for ever;
The world can never give
So rich a treasure
As in His love to live
And do His pleasure.

He gives me for my tears
His oil of gladness;
Delivers, heals, and cheers,
Dispels my sadness;
He makes sin’s power to cease,
His grace restrains me,
And with His word of peace
He still sustains me.

Therefore I’ll humbly cleave
To my Creator,
Who, that my soul might live,
Assumed my nature,
Redeemed me by His blood
And bitter passion;
Thanks to the Lamb of God
For my salvation.