151. Jehovah's Perfect Law

1 Jehovah's perfect law restores the soul again;
his testimony sure gives wisdom unto men;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
and fill the heart with great delight.

2 The Lord's commands are pure, they light and joy restore;
Jehovah's fear is clean, enduring evermore;
his statutes, let the world confess,
are wholly truth and righteousness.

3 They are to be desired above the finest gold;
than honey from the comb more sweetness far they hold;
with warnings they your servant guard,
in keeping them is great reward.

4 His errors who can know? Cleanse me from hidden stain;
keep me from wilful sins, nor let them o'er me reign;
and then I upright shall appear
and be from great transgressions clear.

5 Whene'er you search my life, may all my thoughts within
and all the words I speak your full approval win.
O Lord, you are a Rock to me,
and my Redeemer you shall be.

Text Information
First Line: Jehovah's perfect law
Title: Jehovah's Perfect Law
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.
Scripture: Psalm 1:1; Psalm 19:7-14
Topic: God's Word: The Law of God; Heart: Searched; Self-Examination
Source: The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990, mod.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HUTCHBY
Composer: Ronald Alan Matthews (1985)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.
Key: C Major
Copyright: Tune © 1990, RAM Music Publications. Used by permission.



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