|119 (1)||Psalm 119 Part 1|
|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|