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Psalm 119 Part 11

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 382 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 119 First Line: O that the Lord would guide my ways Lyrics: O that the Lord would guide my ways To keep his statutes still! O that my God would grant me grace To know and do his will! O send thy Spirit down to write Thy law upon my heart! Nor let my tongue indulge deceit, Nor act the liar's part. From vanity turn off my eyes; Let no corrupt design, Nor covetous desires, arise Within this soul of mine. Order my footsteps by thy word, And make my heart sincere; Let sin have no dominion, Lord, But keep my conscience clear. My soul hath gone too far astray, My feet too often slip; Yet since I've not forgot thy way, Restore thy wand'ring sheep. Make me to walk in thy commands, 'Tis a delightful road; Nor let my head, or heart, or hands, Offend against my God. Topics: Comfort holiness, and pardon; Desire of holiness; Holiness desired

Psalm 119 Part 4

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 465 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 119 First Line: How shall the young secure their hearts Lyrics: How shall the young secure their hearts, And guard their lives from sin? Thy word the choicest rules imparts To keep the conscience clean. When once it enters to the mind, It spreads such light abroad, The meanest souls instruction find, And raise their thoughts to God. 'Tis like the sun, a heav'nly light, That guides us all the day; And through the dangers of the night, A lamp to lead our way. The men that keep thy law with care, And meditate thy word, Grow wiser than their teachers are, And better know the Lord. Thy precepts make me truly wise: I hate the sinner's road; I hate my own vain thoughts that rise, But love thy law, my God. [The starry heavens thy rule obey, The earth maintains her place; And these thy servants night and day Thy skill and power express. But still thy law and gospel, Lord, Have lessons more divine; Not earth stands firmer than thy word, Nor stars so nobly shine.] Thy word is everlasting truth, How pure is every page! That holy book shall guide our youth, And well support our age. Topics: Instruction from Scripture; Scripture instruction from it

Psalm 119 Part 5

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 193 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 119 First Line: O how I love thy holy law! Lyrics: O how I love thy holy law! 'Tis daily my delight; And thence my meditations draw Divine advice by night. My waking eyes prevent the day To meditate thy word; My soul with longing melts away To hear thy gospel, Lord. How doth thy word my heart engage! How well employ my tongue! And in my tiresome pilgrimage, Yields me a heav'nly song. Am I a stranger or at home, 'Tis my perpetual feast; Not honey dropping from the comb So much allures the taste. No treasures so enrich the mind; Nor shall thy word be sold For loads of silver well refined, Nor heaps of choicest gold. When nature sinks, and spirits droop, Thy promises of grace Are pillars to support my hope, And there I write thy praise. Topics: Meditation; Book of nature and Scripture; Midnight thoughts; Delight in the law of God; Law of God delight in it; Scripture delight in it

Blest are the undefiled in heart

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 82 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 119 Lyrics: Blest are the undefiled in heart, Whose ways are right and clean; Who never from thy law depart, But fly from every sin. Blest are the men that keep thy word, And practise thy commands; With their whole heart they seek the Lord, And serve thee with their hands. Great is their peace who love thy law; How firm their souls abide! Nor can a bold temptation draw Their steady feet aside. Then shall my heart have inward joy, And keep my face from shame, When all thy statutes I obey, And honor all thy name. But haughty sinners God will hate, The proud shall die accursed; The sons of falsehood and deceit Are trodden to the dust. Vile as the dross the wicked are; And those that leave thy ways Shall see salvation from afar, But never taste thy grace. Topics: Saints happy, and sinners cursed
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How bless'd are they who always keep

Appears in 55 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 119 Lyrics: Aleph: 1 How bless'd are they who always keep the pure and perfect Way! Who never from the sacred Paths of God's Commandments stray! 2 Thrice bless'd! who to his righteous Laws have still obedient been! And have with fervent humble Zeal his Favour sought to win! 3 Such Men their utmost Caution use to shun each wicked Deed; But in the Path which he directs with constant Care proceed. 4 Thou strictly hast enjoin'd us, Lord, to learn thy sacred Will; And all our Diligence employ thy Statutes to fulfil. 5 O then that thy most holy Will might o'er my Ways preside! And I the Course of all my Life by thy Direction guide! 6 Then with Assurance should I walk, from all Confusion free; Convinc'd with Joy, that all my ways with thy Commands agree. 7 My upright Heart shall my glad Mouth with chearful Praises fill; when by thy righteous Judgments taught, I shall have learnt thy Will. 8 So to thy sacred Law shall I all due Observance pay: O then forsake me not, my God, nor cast me quite away. Beth: 9 How shall the Young preserve their Ways from all Pollution free? By making still their Course of Life with thy Commands agree. 10 With hearty Zeal for thee I seek, to thee for Succour pray; O suffer not thy careless Steps from thy right Paths to stray. 11 Safe in my Heart, and closely hid, thy Word, my Treasure, lies; To succour me with timely Aid, when sinful Thoughts arise. 12 Secur'd by that, my grateful Soul shall ever bless thy Name: O teach me then by thy just Laws my future Life to frame. 13 My Lips, unlock'd by pious Zeal, to others have declar'd; How well the Judgments of thy Mouth deserve our best Regard. 14 Whilst in the Way of thy Commands more solid Joy I found, Than had I been with vast Increase of envy'd Riches crown'd. 15 Therefore thy just and upright Laws shall always fill my Mind, And those sound Rules which thou prescrib'st, all due Respect shall find. 16 To keep thy Statues undefac'd shall be my constant Joy; The strict Remembrance of thy Word shall all my thoughts employ. Gimel: 17 Be gracious to thy Servant, Lord, do thou my Life defend, That I according to thy word my Time to come may spend. 18 Enlighten both my Eyes and Mind, that so I may discern The wondrous Things which they behold, who thy just Precepts learn. 19 Tho' like a Stranger in the land, from Place to Place I stray, Thy righteous Judgments from my Sight, remove not thou away. 20 My fainting Soul is almost pin'd, with earnest Longing spent; Whilst always on the eager Search of thy just Will intent. 21 The sharp Rebuke shall crush the Proud, whom still thy Curse pursues; Since they to walk in thy right Ways presumptuously refuse. 22 But far from me do thou, O Lord, Contempt and Shame remove; For I thy sacred Laws affect with undissembled Love. 23 Tho' Princes oft, in Council met, against thy Servant spake; Yet I thy Statutes to observe, my constant Bus'ness make. 24 For Thy Commands have always been my Comfort and Delight; By them I learn with prudent Care, to guide my Steps aright. Daleth: 25 My Soul oppress'd with deadly Care, close to the Dust does cleave; Revive me, Lord, and let me now thy promis'd Aid receive. 26 To Thee I still declar'd my Ways, and thou inclin'dst thine Ear; O teach me then my future Life by thy just Laws to steer. 27 If thou wilt make me know thy Laws, and by thy guidance walk, The wond'rous Works which thou hast done, shall be my constant Talk. 28 But see, my soul within me sinks, Press'd down with weighty Care; Do thou, according to thy word, my wasted Strength repair. 29 Far, far from me be all false Ways, and lying Arts remov'd! But kindly grant I still may keep the Path by thee approv'd. 30 Thy faithful Ways, thou God of Truth, my happy Choice I've made; Thy Judgments, as my Rule of Life, before me always laid. 31 My Care has been to make my Life with thy Commands agree; O then preserve thy Servant, Lord, from Shame and Ruin free. 32 So in the Way of thy Commands shall I with Pleasure run, And with a Heart enlarg'd with Joy, successfully go on. He: 33 Instruct me in thy Statutes, Lord, thy righteous Paths display; And I from them, through all my Life, will never go astray. 34 If thou true Wisdom from above wilt graciously impart, To keep thy perfect Laws I will devote my zealous Heart. 35 Direct me in the sacred Ways to which thy Precepts lead; Because my chief Delight has been thy righteous Paths to tread. 36 Do thou to thy most just Commands incline my willing Heart; Let no Desire of worldly Wealth from Thee my Thoughts divert. 37 From those vain Objects turn my Eyes which this false World displays; But give me lively Power and Strength to keep thy righteous Ways. 38 Confirm the Promise which thou mad'st, and give thy Servant Aid, Who to transgress thy sacred laws is awfully afraid. 39 The foul Disgrace I justly fear, in Mercy Lord remove; For all the Judgments thou ordain'st are full of Grace and Love. 40 Thou know'st how, after thy Commands, my longing Heart does pant; O then make haste to raise me up, and promis'd Succour grant. Vau: 41 Thy constant Blessing, Lord, bestow to chear my drooping Heart; To me, according to thy word, thy saving Health empart. 42 So shall I, when my Foes upbraid, this ready Answer make; "In God I trust, who never will "his faithful Promise break." 43 Then let not quite the Word of Truth be from my Mouth remov'd; Since still my Ground of stedfast Hope thy just Decrees have prov'd. 44 So I to keep thy righteous Laws, will all my Study bend; From Age to Age, my Time to come in their Observance spend. 45 E'er long I trust to walk at large, from all Incumbrance free; Since I resolve to make my Life with thy Commands agree. 46 Thy Laws shall be my constant Talk; and Princes shall attend, Whilst I the Justice of thy Ways with Confidence defend. 47 My longing Heart and ravish'd Soul shall both o'erflow with Joy, When in thy lov'd Commandments I my happy Hours employ, 48 Then will I to thy just Decrees lift up my willing Hands; My Care and Bus'ness then shall be to study thy Commands. Zain: 49 According to thy promis'd Grace, thy Favour, Lord, extend; Make good to me the Word, on which thy Servant's Hopes depend. 50 That only Comfort in Distress did all my Griefs controul; Thy Word when Troubles hemm'd me round, reviv'd my fainting Soul. 51 Insulting foes did proudly mock, and all my Hopes deride; Yet, from thy Law, not all their Scoffs could make me turn aside. 52 Thy Judgments then, of ancient Date, I quickly call to mind, 'Till ravish'd with such Thoughts, my soul did speedy Comfort find. 53 Sometimes I stand amaz'd, like one with deadly Horror struck, To think how all my sinful foes have thy just Laws forsook. 54 But I thy Statutes and Decrees my chearful Anthems made; whilst thro' strange Lands and Desarts wild I like a Pilgrim stray'd. 55 Thy Name, that chear'd my Heart by Day, has fill'd my Thoughts by Night; I then resolv'd by thy just Laws, to guide my Steps aright. 56 That Peace of Mind, which has my Soul in deep Distress sustain'd. By strict Obedience to thy Will I happily obtain'd. Cheth: 57 O Lord, my God, my Portion thou and sure Possession art; Thy Words I stedfastly resolve to treasure in my Heart. 58 With all the Strength of warm Desires I did thy Grace implore; Disclose, according to thy word, thy Mercies boundless Store. 59 With due Reflection and strict Care on all my Ways I thought; And so, reclaim'd to thy just Paths, my wand'ring Steps I brought. 60 I lost no time, but made great haste, resolv'd, without Delay, To watch that I might never more from thy Commandments stray. 61 Tho' num'rous Troops of sinful Men to rob me have combin'd; Yet I thy pure and righteous Laws have ever kept in mind. 62 In dead of Night I will arise to sing thy solemn Praise; Convinc'd how much I always ought to love thy righteous Ways. 63 To such as fear thy holy Name, myself I closely join; To all who their obedient Wills to thy Commands resign. 64 O'er all the Earth thy Mercy, Lord, abundantly is shed; O make me then exactly learn, thy sacred Paths to tread. Teth: 65 With me, thy Servant, thou hast dealt most graciously, O Lord, Repeated Benefits bestow'd, according to thy word. 66 Teach me the sacred Skill by which right Judgment is attain'd, Who in Belief of thy Commands have stedfastly remain'd. 67 Before Affliction stopp'd my Course, my Footsteps went astray; But I have since been disciplin'd, thy Precepts to obey. 68 Thou art, O Lord, supremely good, and all thou dost is so; On me, thy Statutes to discern, thy saving Skill bestow. 69 The Proud have forg'd malicious Lies, my spotless Fame to stain; But my fix'd Heart, without Reserve, thy Precepts shall retain. 70 While pamper'd they, with prosp'rous Ills, in sensual Pleasures live, My soul can relish no Delight, but what thy Precepts gave. 71 'Tis good for me that I have felt Affliction's chast'ning Rod, That I might duly learn and keep the Statues of my God. 72 The Law that from thy Mouth proceeds of more Esteem I hold, Than untouch'd Mines, than thousand Mines of Silver and of Gold. Jod: 73 To me, who am the Workmanship of thy Almighty Hands, The heav'nly Understanding give to learn thy just Commands. 74 My Preservation to thy Saints strong Comfort will afford, To see Success attend my Hopes, who trusted in thy Word. 75 That right thy Judgments are, I now by sure Experience see; And in that Faithfulness, O Lord, thou hast afflicted me. 76 O let thy tender Mercy now afford me needful Aid; According to thy Promise, Lord, to me, thy Servant, made. 77 To me thy saving Grace restore, that I again may live; Whose Soul can relish no Delight, but what thy Precepts give. 78 Defeat the Proud, who unprovok'd, to ruin me have sought, Who only on thy sacred Laws employ my harmless Thought. 79 Let those that fear thy name espouse my Cause,and those alone Who have by strict and pious Search thy sacred Precepts known. 80 In thy blest Statutes let my Heart continue always sound, That Guilt and Shame, the Sinner's Lot, may never me confound. Caph: 81 My Soul with long Expectance faints to see thy saving Grace: Yet still on thy unerring word my confidence I place. 82 My very Eyes consume and fail with waiting for thy Word; O! when wilt thou thy kind Relief and prromis'd Aid afford. 83 My Skin like shrivel'd Parchment shows, that long in Smoak is set; Yet no Affliction me can force thy Statutes to forget. 84 How many Days must I endure of Sorrow and Distress? When wilt thou Judgment execute on them who me oppress? 85 The Proud have digg'd a Pit for me, who have no other foes, But such as are averse to thee, and thy just Laws oppose. 86 With Right and Truth's eternal Laws all thy Commands agree; Men persecute me without Cause, thou, Lord, my Helper be. 87 With close Designs against my Life they had almost prevail'd; But in Obedience to thy Will my Duty never fail'd: 88 Thy wonted Kindness, Lord, restore, my drooping Heart to chear; That by thy righteous Statutes, I my Life's whole Course may steer. Lamed: 89 For ever and for ever, Lord, unchang'd thou dost remain; Thy Word, establish'd in the Heav'ns, does all their Orbs sustain. 90 Thro' circling Ages, Lord, thy Truth immoveable shall stand, As does the Earth which thou uphold'st by thy Almighty Hand. 91 All Things the Course by thee ordain'd, ev'n to this Day fulfill; They are thy faithful Subjects all, and Servants of thy Will. 92 Unless thy sacred Law had been my Comfort and Delight, I must have fainted and expir'd in dark Affliction's Night. 93 Thy Precepts therefore from my Tho'ts shall never, Lord, depart; For thou by them hast to new Life restor'd my dying Heart. 94 As I am thine, entirely thine, protect me, Lord, from Harm; Who have thy Precepts sought to know, and carefully perform. 95 The Wicked have their Ambush laid my guiltless Life to take; But in the midst of Danger I thy Word my Study make. 96 I've seen an End, of what we call Perfection here below: But thy commandments, like Thyself, no Change or Period know. Mem: 97 The Love that to thy Laws I bear, no Language can display; they with fresh Wonders entertain my ravish'd Thoughts all Day. 98 Thro' thy Commands I wiser grow than all my subtle Foes; For thy sure Word doth me direct, and all my Ways dispose. 99 From me my former Teachers now may abler Counsel take; Because thy sacred precepts I my constant Study make. 100 In Understanding I excel the Sages of our Days; Because by thy unerring Rules I order all my Ways. 101 My Feet with Care I have refrain'd from ev'ry sinful Way, That to thy sacred Word I might entire Obedience pay. 102 I have not from thy Judgments stray'd, by vain Desires mislead; For, Lord, thou hast instructed me thy righteous Paths to tread. 103 How sweet are all thy Words to me; O what divine Repast! How much more grateful to my Soul, than Honey to my Taste. 104 Taught by thy sacred Precepts, I with heav'nly Skill am blest, Thro' which the treach'rous Ways of Sin I utterly detest. Nun: 105 Thy word is to my Feet a Lamp, the Way of Truth to show; A Watch-light to point out the Path, in which I ought to go. 106 I swear (and from my solemn Oath I'll never start aside) That in thy righteous Judgments I will stedfastly abide. 107 Since I with Griefs am so opprest, that I can bear no more; According to thy Word, do thou my fainting Soul restore. 108 Let still my Sacrifice of Praise with Thee Acceptance find; And in thy righteous Judgments, Lord, instruct my willing Mind. 109 Tho' ghastly Dangers me surround, my Soul they cannot awe, Nor with continual Terrors keep from thinking on thy Law. 110 My wicked and invet'rate Foes for me their Snares have laid; Yet I have kept the upright Path, nor from thy Precepts stray'd. 111 Thy Testimonies I have made my Heritage and Choice; For they when other Comforts fail, my drooping Heart rejoice. 112 My Heart with early Zeal began thy Statutes to obey; And 'till my Course of Life is done, shall keep thy upright Way. Samech: 113 Deceitful Thoughts and Practices I utterly detest; But to thy Law Affection bear too great to be express'd. 114 My Hiding-place, my Refuge-Tower, and Shield art thou, O Lord; I firmly anchor all my Hopes on thy unerring Word. 115 Hence ye that trade in Wickedness, approach not my Abode; For firmly I resolve to keep the Precepts of my God. 116 According to thy gracious Word, from Danger set me free; Nor make me of those Hopes asham'd, that I repose in Thee. 117 Uphold me, so shall I be safe, and rescu'd from Distress; To thy Decrees continually my just Respect address. 118 The Wicked thou hast trod to Earth, who from thy Statutes stray'd; Their vile Deceit the just Reward of their own Falshood made. 119 The Wicked from thy holy Land thou dost like Dross remove; I therefore, with such Justice charm'd, thy Testimonies love. 120 Yet with that Love they make me dread, lest I should so offend, When on Transgressors I behold thy Judgments thus descend. Ain: 121 Judgment and Justice I have lov'd; O therefore, Lord, engage In my Defence, nor give me up to my Oppressors Rage. 122 Do thou be Surety, Lord, for me, and so shall this Distress Prove good for me; nor shall the Proud my guiltless Soul oppress. 123 My Eyes, alas! begin to fail, in long Expectance held; 'Till thy Salvation they behold, and righteous Word fulfill'd. 124 To me, thy Servant in Distress, thy wonted Grace display, And discipline my willing Heart thy Statutes to obey. 125 On me, devoted to thy Fear, thy sacred Skill bestow, That of thy Testimonies I the full Extent may know. 126 'Tis time, high time for thee, O Lord, thy Vengeance to employ, When Men with open Violence thy sacred law destroy. 127 Yet their Contempt of thy Commands but make their Value rise In my Esteem, who purest Gold Compar'd with them despise. 128 Thy Precepts therefor I account, in all respects, divine: They teach me to discern the right, and all false Ways decline. Pe: 129 Thy Wonders which thy Laws contain, no Words can represent; Therefore to learn and practise them, my zealous Heart is bent. 130 The very Entrance to thy Word coelestial Light displays, And Knowledge of true Happiness to simplest Minds conveys. 131 With eager Hopes I waiting stood, and fainted with Desire, That of thy wise Commands I might the sacred Skill acquire. 132 With Favour, Lord, look down on me who thy Relief implore; As thou art wont to visit those that thy blest Name adore. 133 Directed by thy heav'nly word, let all my Footsteps be; Nor Wickedness of any kind dominion have o'er me. 134 Release, entirely set me free from persecuting Hands, That, unmolested, I may learn and practise thy Commands. 135 On me, devoted to thy Fear, Lord, make thy Face to shine: Thy Statutes both to know and keep, my Heart with Zeal incline. 136 My Eyes to weeping Fountains turn, whence briny Rivers flow, To see Mankind against thy Laws in bold Defiance Go. Tsaddi: 137 Thou art the righteous Judge, in whom wrong'd Innocence may trust; And, like Thyself, thy Judgments, Lord, in all respects are just. 138 Most just and true those Statutes were, which thou didst first decree; And all with Faithfulness perform'd, succeeding Times shall see. 139 With Zeal my Flesh consumes away, my Soul with Anguish frets, To see my Foes contemn at once thy Promises and Threats. 140 Yet each neglected Word of thine (howe'er by them despis'd) Is pure, and for eternal Truth by me, thy Servant priz'd. 141 Brought, for thy sake, to low Estate, Contempt from all I find; Yet no Affronts or Wrongs can drive thy Precepts from my Mind. 142 Thy Righteousness shall then endure, when Time itself is past; Thy Law is Truth itself, that Truth which shall forever last. 143 Tho' Trouble, Anguish, Doubts and Dread to compass me unite, Beset with Danger, still I make thy Precepts my Delight. 144 Eternal and unerring Rules thy Testimonies give: Teach me the Wisdom that will make my Soul for ever live. Koph: 145 With my whole Heart to God I call'd, Lord, hear my earnest Cry; And I, thy Statutes to perform will all my Care apply. 146 Again more fervently I pray'd, O save me, that I may Thy Testimonies throughly know, and stedfastly obey. 147 My earlier Pray'r the dawning Day prevented, while I cry'd To him on whose engaging word my Hope alone rely'd. 148 With Zeal have I awak'd before the Midnight Watch was set, That I of thy mysterious Word might perfect Knowledge get. 149 Lord, hear my supplicating Voice, and wonted Favour shew; O quicken me, and so approve thy Judgment ever true. 150 My persecuting Foes advance, and hourly nearer draw; What Treatment can I hope from them who violate thy Law? 151 Tho' they draw nigh, my Comfort is thou, Lord, art yet more near; Thou, whose Commands are righteous all, thy Promises sincere. 152 Concerning thy divine Decrees, my Soul has known of old That they were true, and shall their Truth to endless Ages hold. Resch: 153 Consider my Affliction, Lord, and me from Bondage draw; Think on thy Servant in Distress, who ne'er forgets thy Law. 154 Plead thou my Cause; to that and me thy timely Aid afford; With Beams of Mercy quicken me according to thy word. 155 From harden'd Sinners thou remov'st salvation far away: 'Tis just thou should'st withdraw from them, who from thy Statutes stray. 156 Since great thy tender Mercies are to all who Thee adore; According to thy Judgments, Lord, my fainting Hopes restore. 157 A num'rous Host of spiteful Foes against my Life combine; But all too few to force my Soul thy Statues to decline. 158 Those bold Transgressors I beheld, and was with Grief oppress'd, To see with what audacious Pride thy Cov'nant they transgress'd. 159 Yet while thy slight, consider, Lord, how I thy Precepts love; O therefore quicken me with Beams of Mercy from Above. 160 As from the Birth of Time thy Truth has held through Ages past, So shall thy righteous Judgments, firm, to endless Ages last. Schin: 161 Tho' mighty Tyrants, without Cause, conspire my Blood to shed, Thy sacred word has Pow'r alone to fill my Heart with Dread. 162 And yet that Word my joyful Breast with heav'nly Rapture warms, Nor Conquest, or the Spoils of War, have such transporting Charms. 163 Perfidious Practices and Lies I utterly detest; But to they Laws Affection bear, too vast to be exprest. 164 Sev'n times a Day, with grateful Voice, thy Praises I resound, Because I find thy Judgments all with Truth and Justice crown'd. 165 Secure, substantial Peace have they who truly love thy Law; No smiling Mischief them can tempt, nor frowning Danger awe. 166 For thy Salvation I have hop'd, and though so long delay'd, With chearful Zeal and strictest Care all thy Commands obey'd. 167 Thy Testimonies I have kept, and constantly obey'd; Because the Love I bore to them, thy Service easy made. 168 From strict Observance of thy Laws I never yet withdrew; Convinc'd that my most secret Ways are open to thy View. Tau: 169 To my Request and earnest Cry attend, O gracious Lord; Inspire my Heart with heav'nly Skill, according to thy word. 170 Let my repeated Pray'r at last before thy Throne appear; According to thy plighted Word for my Relief draw near. 171 Then shall my grateful Lips return the Tribute of their Praise, When thou thy Counsels hast reveal'd, and taught me thy just Ways. 172 My Tongue the Praises of thy word shall thankfully resound, Because thy Promises are all with Truth and Justice crown'd. 173 Let thy Almighty Arm appear, and bring me timely Aid; For I the Laws thou hast ordain'd, my Heart's free Choice have made. 174 My Soul has waited long to see thy saving Grace restor'd; Nor Comfort know, but what thy Laws, thy heav'nly Laws afford. 175 Prolong my Life, that I may sing my great Restorer's Praise, Whose Justice from the Depths of woes my fainting Soul shall raise. 176 Like some lost Sheep I've stray'd, 'till I despair my Way to find: Thou therefore, Lord, thy Servant seek, who keeps thy Laws in Mind.

Psalm 119 Part 8

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 227 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 119 First Line: Lord, I have made thy word my choice Lyrics: Lord, I have made thy word my choice, My lasting heritage; There shall my noblest powers rejoice, My warmest thoughts engage. I'll read the histories of thy love, And keep thy laws in sight, While through the promises I rove, With ever fresh delight. 'Tis a broad land of wealth unknown, Where springs of life arise, Seeds of immortal bliss are sown, And hidden glory lies. The best relief that mourners have, It makes our sorrows blest; Our fairest hope beyond the grave, And our eternal rest. Topics: Delight in the law of God; Scripture variety and excellency

Psalm 119, Part 1: Blessed are they that undefil'd

Meter: Appears in 14 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 119:1-8 First Line: Blessed are they that undefil'd Lyrics: 1Blessed are they that undefil’d, and straight are in the way; Who in the Lord’s most holy law do walk, and do not stray. 2Blessed are they who to observe his statutes are inclin’d; And who do seek the living God with their whole heart and mind. 3Such in his ways do walk, and they do no iniquity. 4Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts carefully. 5O that thy statutes to observe thou would’st my ways direct! 6Then shall I not be sham’d, when I thy precepts all respect. 7Then with integrity of heart thee will I praise and bless, When I the judgments all have learn’d of thy pure righteousness. 8That I will keep thy statutes all firmly resolv’d have I: O do not then, most gracious God, forsake me utterly.

How I Love Thy Law, O Lord

Meter: D Appears in 13 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 119 Topics: Law of God; Perseverance Of The Saints; Righteous And Wicked Contrasted; Stedfastness; Guidance, Divine; Wisdom Of Man Used With Tune: GRANDVILLE

Blessed are the undefiled in the way

Appears in 12 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 119 Topics: Prose Psalms Used With Tune: [Blessed are the undefiled in the way] (Robinson)

Psalm 119 Part 3

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 168 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 119 First Line: Thou art my portion, O my God Lyrics: Thou art my portion, O my God; Soon as I know thy way, My heart makes haste t' obey thy word, And suffers no delay. I choose the path of heav'nly truth, And glory in my choice; Not all the riches of the earth Could make me so rejoice. The testimonies of thy grace I set before my eyes; Thence I derive my daily strength, And there my comfort lies. If once I wander from thy path, I think upon my ways, Then turn my feet to thy commands, And trust thy pard'ning grace. Now I am thine, for ever thine, O save thy servant, Lord; Thou art my shield, my hiding-place; My hope is in thy word. Thou hast inclined this heart of mine Thy statutes to fulfil; And thus, till mortal life shall end, Would I perform thy will. Topics: Holiness professed; Professions of sincerity and repentance, etc; Sincerity professed


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