1 How shall the young secure their hearts
and guard their lives from sin?
Your Word, O LORD, the truth imparts
to keep the conscience clean.
2 Your Word is like a heav'nly light
that guides us all the day,
and through the dangers of the night
a lamp to lead our way.
3 The starry heav'ns your rule obey,
the earth maintains its place;
and these your servants night and day
your skill and pow'r express.
4 But still your law and gospel, LORD,
have lessons more divine;
not earth stands firmer than your Word
nor stars so nobly shine.
5 Your Word is everlasting truth;
how pure is ev'ry page!
That holy book will guide our youth
and well support our age.
Source: Christian Worship: Psalter #119H