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All blest the pure are in the way

All blest the pure are in the way

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[1 Part] Aleph

1 All blest the pure are in the way,
Who in the Lord's law go.
2 Who keep his records blest are they,
Whose whole heart seeks him too.
3 Yea, they do no iniquity,
In his ways walking are
4 To keep thou hast commanded me
Thy precepts with much care.

5 O that to keep thy statutes then,
My ways were so direct!
6 Then shall I not be shamed when
I all thy laws respect.
7 With upright heart I'll praise thee, when
I learn thy judgments right.
8 I will observe thy statutes; then
O do not leave me quite

[2] Beth

9 By what may youth redress his way?
Thy word by heeding tim
10 I sought thee with whole heart, me stray
Let not thy precepts fro.
11 I hid thy word within my heart,
Lest I should sin 'gainst thee.
12 O thou Jehovah blessed art,
Thy statutes teach thou me.

13 I all the judgments of thy mouth
Did with my lips declare.
14 More in thy records way my joys,
Than in all riches are.
15 I'll on thy precepts muse, and still
Mine eyes on thy ways set
16 Delight me in thy laws I will:
I'll not thy word forget

[3] Gimel

17 Grant to thy servant bounteously,
To live thy word to keep:
18 Unveil mine eyes that I may see
In thy law wonders deep.
19 On earth I am a sojourner:
Hide not thy laws me fro.
20 My soul is broken with desire
All times thy judgments to.

21 The proud accurst rebuk'd thou hast,
Who from thy precepts swerve.
22 Reproach and scorn far from me cast,
For I thy laws observe.
23 Against me princes sat, and spake,
But on thy laws I mus'd.
24 Me glad thy testimonies make,
My couns'lers I them us'd.

[4] Daleth

25 Down to the dust my soul cleaves fast
Revive me by thy word.
26 I shew'd my ways, me heard thou hast
Teach me thy statutes Lord.
27 Learn me thy precepts way, and I
Thy wonders will record.
28 My soul with grief doth melt away;
Me strengthen by thy word.

29 From me the way of lying take,
Thy law give graciously.
30 The way of truth my choice I make,
Thy laws before me lay.
31 I to thy records cleaving stay;
To shame Lord put not me.
32 I'll of thy precepts run the way,
When thou my heart sett'st free.

[5] He

33 Help me to know Lord thy laws way,
I'll keep it to the end.
34 Instruct me, and I'll keep thy law;
Yea with whole heart it tend.
35 In thy laws path make me to go:
For I delight therein.
36 My heart unto thy records bow,
And not to coveting.

37 From vain sights turn away mine eyes,
Me quicken in thy way.
38 Unto thy servant ratify
Thy word who feareth thee.
39 Turn from me the reproach I fear,
For good thy judgments be.
40 Lo, I long for thy precepts dear,
In thy truth quicken me.

[6] Vau

41 Unto me come thy mercies all,
Thy word's salvation, Lord.
42 And I my scorners answer shall,
For I trust in thy word.
43 Truth's word quite take not from my mouth
Who on thy judgments stay,
44 I'll constant keep thy law, in truth.
Unto perpetual aye.

45 Then I will walk at liberty;
For I thy precepts seek.
46 Nor blush when ev'n before kings I
Shall of thy records speak.
47 Then in thy dearly lov'd commands
My self delight I will.
48 To thy dear laws I'll lift my hands,
And mind thy statutes still.

[7] Zain

49 So to thy servant mind the word
On which thou mad'st me rest.
50 Because thy word revives me, Lord,
This glads me when distress'd.
51 The proud much scorn'd me, yet have I
Not from thy laws declin'd.
52 Lord, I refresh'd my self when I
Thy judgments old did mind.

53 Horror takes hold on me, because
Vile men thy law forsake.
54 My song thy statutes in my house
Of pilgrimage I make.
55 O Lord thy name I mind by night,
And kept thy law have I.
56 This I obtained, for I kept right
Thy precepts carefully.

[8] Cheth

57 Choice portion mine, O Lord thou art,
I said I'll keep thy word
58 I beg'd thy favour with whole heart,
Grace promis'd me afford.
59 I turn'd my feet thy records to,
In thinking on my ways.
60 I hastned, and thy laws to do
I did not make delays.

61 The bands of wicked men rob'd me
Yet left I not thy laws.
62 I'll rise at midnight to praise thee,
Thy judgments just because.
63 All who thee fear, and keep thy word,
Companion theirs am I.
64 Teach me thy laws, for earth's full, Lord,
Of thy benignity.

[9] Teth

65 To me thy servant, Lord, thou hast
After thy word well done.
66 Teach thou me knowledge and good taste,
For I thy laws trust on.
67 I stray'd before I was chastis'd,
Thy word yet keep I now.
68 Thou art good, good thou dost likewise,
Thy statutes make me know.

69 The proud against me forged lies;
Thy laws I'll keep with might.
70 Their heart is fat become as grease,
Thy law is my delight.
71 That so I might thy statutes learn,
"Tis good I was chaitis'd.
72 Thy mouth's law above thousands I
Of gold and silver priz'd.

[10] Jod

73 I by thy hands am made and form'd
Teach me thy laws to know.
74 Who fear thee joy when they me see,
For I thy word trust to
75 Thy judgments righteous are I know,
Thou right afflict'st me, Lord.
76 Thy grace let chear thy servant now,
According to thy word.

77 Send me thy grace, that I may live;
Thy law my joy I chuse.
78 Shame proud ones, who me causeless wrong,
I'll on thy precepts muse.
79 Who fear thee and thy records know,
Let them turn unto me.
80 Sound let my heart be in thy law,
That sham'd I may not be.

[11] Caph

82 Cast down my soul is for thy health;
But on thy word I stay.
82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, when wilt
Thou comfort me I say?
83 Thy law forget not I; altho'
A bottle smoak'd I'm like.
84 What are thy servants days? when thou
Wilt my pursuers strike?

85 The proud have digged pits for me
Which do not thy law suit.
86 Truth all thy laws are, help, for me
They causeless persecute.
87 Tho' they me nigh condum'd on earth,
Thy laws forsake not I.
88 To keep the records of thy mouth,
Let thy grace quicken me.

[12] Lamed

89 Lord, aye thy word in heaven stands
Thy truth for aye doth last.
90 Earth stablifh'd is by thy command,
And still it standeth fast.
91 They stand this day as thou ordain'st
For all thy servants be.
92 Were not thy law my joy, I'd fail'd
In my adversity.
93 I'll not forget thy laws, whereby
Thou life in me hast wrought.
94 I am thine own, O save thou me.
For I thy records sought.
95 The wicked watch me, me to stay;
But I thy precepts mind.
96 Of all perfection end I see:
Thy law most large I find.

[13] Mem

97 Most wond'rously I love thy law,
My muse its all the day.
98 More wise thou mad'st me than my foes
For thy law's with me aye.
99 More know I than my teachers, for
My muse thy records are.
100 More wile than th' ancients I'm because
Thy laws 1 keep with care.

101 My feet I draw from each ill way,
That keep thy word I might.
102 Mov'd frcm thy judgments have not I,
For thou me taught'st aright.
103 Most sweet I taste thy words, more to
My mouth than honey they:
104 Much skill I get thy precepts thro',
Thence hate I each false wau

[14] Nun

1055 Now to my feet thy word's a lamp,
And to my path a light.
106 Sworn have I, and will it perform,
To keep thy judgments right.
107 I'm sore distress'd, Lord quicken me
According to thy word.
108 My mouth's free ofF'ring own, I pray
Teach me thy judgments, Lord.

109 My soul's still in my hand: yet I
Have not thy laws forgot.
110 The vile laid snares for me; yet from
Thy precepts err'd I not;
111 Thy records ever I possess,
For glad my heart they do.
112 I bent my heart to do thy law,
Always the end unto.

[15] Sameth

113 Such thoughts as wav'ring are I hate,
But love thy law do I.
114 My hiding place and shield thou art,
I on thy word rely.
115 Depart from me lewd men, for keep
My God's commands I must.
116 Support me by thy word to live:
Me shame not of my trust.

117 Stay me, I shall be safe, and aye,
With joy thy laws I'll eye.
118 Thou tread'st down from thy laws who stray,
For their deceit's a lie.
119 Earth's lewd ones off as dross thou throw'st,
Thy laws I love therefore,
120 My flesh doth quake for fear of thee:
I dread thy judgments fore.

[16] Ayn

121 I Judgment do and right, leave me
To none who me distress:
122 Be surety for thy servants good,
Lest proud ones me oppress.
123 Mine eyes for thy salvation fail.
For thy just word also.
124 In mercy with thy servant deal,
Thy statutes make me know.

125 To me thy servant skill afford:
Thy records for to know.
126 It's time for thee to work, O Lord,
For men thy law o'erthrow.
127 Therefore thy laws I love much more
Than gold, yea finest gold.
128 All false ways hate I, therefore all
Thy laws all right I hold.

[17] Phe

129 For that thy, records wondrous be
My soul them keeps with care.
130 The entrance of thy words gives light,
Makes wise who simple are.
131 My mouth I open'd, and did pant
In longing for thy law.
1132 As thou dost those who love thy name,
See me, and mercy show.

133 My steps guide by thy word, o'er me
O let not sin bear sway.
13A From man's oppression set me free,
So I'll thy laws obey.
135 Thy face let on thy servant shine,
Thy laws to learn me cause.
136 The water-floods flow from mine eyes,
For men keep not thy laws.

[18] Tsaddi

137 Thou Lord art righteous, and upright
Thy judgments are also.
138 The records thou command'st are right,
And very faithful too.
339 My zeal consumed me because
Thy words my foes forget.
140 Thy word's moll pure: therefore thereon
Thy servant's love is set.

141 Small I and flighted am: thy laws
Forget yet do not I.
142 Thy justice is the same for aye,
And thy laws verity.
143 Distress and anguish on me seiz'd,
Thy laws my joys yet be.
144 Thy righteous records last for aye,
That I may live, teach me.

[19] Coph

145 Cry'd with whole heart I have, hear me,
Lord keep thy laws I will.
146 1 cried have to thee, save me,
And I'll thy laws fulfil:
147 The dawning I prevent and cry,
Thy word 1 hoped on.
148 Mine eyes prevent the watch, that I
Might muse thy word upon.

149 As thou art kind, my voice, Lord, hear,
As just, so quicken me.
150 Who follow mischief they draw near,
Far from thy law they be.
151 Jehovah thou art near, and all,
Thy precepts truth are they.
152 I of thy records knew of old,
Thou didst them found for aye.

[20] Resh

153 Regard my trouble, and me free,
For I thy law record.
154 Plead thou my cause, deliver me,
Revive me by thy word.
166 Salvation's from the wicked far,
For thy laws seek not they.
156 Great are thy mercies, Lord, revive
Me in thy judgments way.

157 My troubles many and my foes ;
Nought from thy laws I stept.
158 I sinners saw,and griev'd because
Thy word they have not kept.
159 See how I love thy precepts, Lord,
Revve me by thy grace.
160 Thy word from first is truth, and all
Thy judgments just always.

[21] Shin

161 Strong princes causeless me pursue,
Thy word yet awes my mind.
162 Yea, in thy word I joy as one
That doth great riches find.
163 I lying hate, and do abhor,
But love thy law most dear.
164 Sev'n times a day I praise thee, for
Thy judgments just which are.

165 Great peace have they who love thy law,
And stumbhng-block have none.
166 Lord, I for thy salvation hope,
And thy commands have done.
167 My soul thy testimonies keeps,
My love to them is dear.
168 Thy rules and laws I kept, for all
My ways before thee are.

[22] Thau

169 To thee, Lord, let my cry come near,
Wise by thy word make me.
170 Thee let my humble suit approach,
Me by thy word set free.
171 Thy statutes when thou hast me taught,
My lips praise utter shall.
172 Thy word my tongue shall forth resound,
For just thy laws are all.

173 Thy precepts since I chosen have;
O help me by thy might.
174 Thy saving health I long for Lord,
Thy law is my delight.
175 Thy praise to show let my soul live,
Thy judgments help me let
176 Thy servant seek like lost sheep stray'd,
Thy laws Til not forget.



Source: The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament: faithfully translated into English metre: for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints...especially in New-England (25th ed) #PCXIXb

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First Line: All blest the pure are in the way



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