The Measure of My Days

O Let me know my end, Lord, the measure of my days.

How fleeting is my life, Lord, beneath your sovereign gaze.

Though short it seems when viewed from a stance on heaven’s height,

Yet as your gracious gift it is precious in my sight.


Though time and life are brief when eternity compares;

Creation but a shadow of heavenly affairs;

So make me wise to choose what has value to endure,

and share what you’ve provided with those who need it more. 


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Source: Psalm 39: 4-6

Text: © David Alexander, 2020

Tune: Munich