This is a four-stanza Common Metre hymn attributed to B. C. Thomas. The tune, WARWICK, by Samuel Stanley, is most frequently associated with metrical Psalm 5 adaptations such as the Scottish Psalter’s Lord, thou shalt early hear my voice or Isaac Watts’ Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear, but it does not appear that this Karen text is from that psalm; among other scriptures cited in the heading I do see 119:49, however.
1) How widely sung (and deeply loved) is it in Karen worship?
2) What does the text say, and can an appropriate 220.127.116.11.8.8.8 three-stanza English counterpart be supplied?
Etikedoj: New Karen Hymnals