53. Most Perfect Is the Law of God

1. Most perfect is the law of God
Restoring those that stray;
His testimony is most sure,
Proclaiming wisdom's way.

2. The precepts of the Lord are right;
With joy they fill the heart;
The Lord's commandments all are pure,
And clearest light impart.

3. The fear of God is undefiled
And ever shall endure;
The statutes of the Lord are truth
And righteouness most pure.

4. They warn from ways of wickedness
Displeasing to the Lord,
And in the keeping of His Word
There is a great reward.

5. What man can know his evil heart,
Discerning all his sin?
O cleanse me, Lord, from hidden faults
And make me pure within.

6. From willful sins thy servant keep,
No vantage let them gain;
From great transgressions thus made free
I upright shall remina.

7. The words which from my mouth proceed,
The thoughts within my heart,
Accept, O Lord, for thou my rock
And my redeemer art.

Text Information
First Line: Most perfect is the law of God
Title: Most Perfect Is the Law of God
Publication Date: 1966
Meter: C M
Scripture: Psalm 19:7-14
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Hutcheson, 1792-1860
Harmonizer: Geoffrey Shaw, 1879-1943
Meter: C M
Incipit: 13212 31761 53132
Key: D Major
Copyright: Harmonization used with permisssion of Oxford University Press.

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