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.
|First Line:||Jehovah's perfect law|
|Title:||Jehovah's Perfect Law|
|Topic:||God's Word: The Law of God; Heart: Searched; Self-Examination|
|Source:||The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990, mod.|
|Composer:||Ronald Alan Matthews (1985)|
|Copyright:||Tune © 1990, RAM Music Publications. Used by permission.|