How shall the young secure their hearts,
and guard their lives from sin?
Your word the choicest rules imparts,
to keep the conscience clean.
It’s like the sun, a heavenly light,
that guides us all the day;
and through the dangers of the night,
a lamp to lead our way.
The ones who keep your law with care,
and meditate your word,
grow wiser than their teachers are,
and better know you, Lord.
Your word is everlasting truth,
how pure is every page!
Your holy book shall guide our youth,
and well support our age.
Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #75