For It Is God Who Orders Life by Dwight Armstrong (Psalm 39)
For It Is God Who Orders Life by Dwight Armstrong (Music only)
I said my ways I'll guard with care, Lest with my tongue I sin, O God;
I put a bridle on my lips, When in the presence of ungodly men
With silence I became as dumb; I held my peace but to no avail.
Sorrow within my heart was stirred; My distress grew hot as fire!
Then with my tongue I spoke these words; Let me know my end, O God;
What is the number of my days; O let me know how fleeting is life.
Thou hast made my days as a span; They are as nothing in Thy sight,
Surely before Thee all men stand; As a mere breath they stand before Thee.
O surely man is but a breath; Like a shadow he goes about;
Men are in turmoil all for nought; Wealth do they gather but all in vain.
Now, O God, for what do I wait? My hope in Thee is; my sin forgive.
O make me not the scorn of fools! I shall not speak but remain as dumb.
For it is God who orders life; Take away Thy stroke from me.
I am consumed by Thine own hand, When Thou dost chasten man for all his sin.
Man's life is vain and wasted away; Hear Thou my cry and hold not Thy peace!
Spare me that I may gladness know, O God, recall how fleeting is life.