and my spirit embittered,
i was senseless and ignorant;
i was a brute beast before You.
yet i am always with You;
You hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with Your counsel,
and afterward You take me into glory.
Whom have i in heaven but You?
and earth has nothing i desire
my flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever."