119 (1)Psalm 119 Part 1
(verses 1-16)
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HOW blest are they who keep Godís Word,
   And follow His commands;
With all their heart they seek the Lord,
    And serve Him with their hands.
 
2  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!
 
3  How shall the young secure their hearts,
    And guard their lives from sin?
Thy Word the only power imparts
    To keep the conscience clean.
 
4  My lips with boldness shall declare
    Thy statutes and Thy name;
Iíll speak Thy Word that all may hear
    Of Thy great saving fame.
 
5  To think upon Thy precepts, Lord,
    Shall be my sweet employ:
My heart shall not forget Thy Word—
    My chief and precious joy.
 
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748á