119 (1)Psalm 119 Part 1
(verses 1-16)
HOW blest are they who keep God’s 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;
I’ll 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, 1674-1748‡