I’ve Nothing to Return to God

The Lord has heard my voice and plea,

 I prayed, “Lord, save my life.”

The Lord  inclined an ear to me

 ‘mid snares of death and strife. 

The Lord is gracious, merciful,

 to people such as me.

My soul can rest in God who deals

with people bountifully.


From death I’ve been delivered and 

my eyes are free of tears.

My feet as well from stumbling. I 

walk living with no fears.

When stricken and afflicted,

thinking everyone a liar

My faith in God remained, though all 

around me things were dire.


God’s given me so much and I 

have nothing to return,

But worship and devotion and 

a way of life to learn.

The lives and deaths of faithful folk 

are precious to the Lord.

God’s servants find their freedom in 

the sacraments and word.


Give thanks and offer sacrifice 

and call upon God’s name. 

Where congregations gather, join 

the song and raise the strain.

In city, country, wilderness; 

alone and in a crowd.

Raise praising unto heaven. 

Sing with confidence out loud. 


Image:  Falaq Lazuardi on Unsplash

Source:  Psalm 116

Text:   David Alexander, 2020  CC0

Tune: Cripplegate, Public Domain   

Score:   https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2014/Score/IHopedThatWith-Cripplegate.pdf   

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxar5IZASno 

%d bloggers like this: