Teach me, O Lord, Thy way of truthTune: BISHOP (Holbrook)
Published in 15 hymnals
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1 Teach me, O Lord, your way of truth,
and from it I will not depart;
that I may steadfastly obey,
give me an understanding heart.
2 In your commandments make me walk,
for in your law my joy shall be;
give me a heart that loves your will,
from discontent and envy free.
3 Your word sheds light upon my path;
a shining light, it guides my feet;
your righteous judgments to observe,
my solemn vow I now repeat.
4 Your wondrous testimonies, Lord,
my soul will keep and greatly praise;
your word, by faithful lips proclaimed,
to simplest minds the truth conveys.
5 I thirst for your commandments, Lord,
and for your mercy press my claim;
O look on me and show the grace
displayed to all who love your name.
Psalter Hymnal, 1987
st. 1 = Ps. 119:33-34
st. 2 = Ps. 119:35-36
st. 3 = Ps. 119:105-106
st. 4 = Ps. 119:129-130
st. 5 = Ps. 119:131-13
The five stanzas of “Teach Me, O Lord” come from three long-¬meter settings for Psalm 119 in the 1912 Psalter. That psalter included a separate musical setting for each of Psalm 119's twenty-two biblical stanzas. The Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee chose these five stanzas because they are especially useful as prayers for illumination. With the psalmist, we sing: Teach us your way, O Lord (st. 1); the path of your commandments is our delight (st. 2); your Word is a lamp to our feet (st. 3); we obey and honor your truthful and clear Word (st. 4); as we thirst for it, Lord, we ask for the mercy you have promised us (st. 5). See PHH 119 for further commentary on Psalm 119.
As a sung prayer for illumination; whenever God's people meditate on the centrality of the Word.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymnal: A Worship Book #487||Teach me, O Lord||Teach me, O Lord, thy way of truth||BISHOP||Psalm 119||1992||<cite>Psalter</cite>, 1912|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #721||Teach Me, O LORD, Your Way of Truth||Teach me, O LORD, your way of truth||ST. CRISPIN||126.96.36.199||Psalm 119:33-40||2013||Freedom | ; God's | Truth; God | Ways Of; God's | Will; Law of God | ; Hymns That Are Prayer |||<cite>Psalter</cite>, 1912|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #119C||Teach Me, O LORD, Your Way of Truth||Teach me, O LORD, your way of truth||ST. CRISPIN||188.8.131.52||Psalm 119:33-40||2012||Acrostic Psalms | ; Church Year | Transfiguration; Conflict | ; Daily Prayer | Midday Prayer; Daily Prayer | Morning Prayer; Delight | ; Discipleship | ; Elements of Worship | Baptism; Elements of Worship | Prayer for Illumination; Freedom | ; God | Light from; God | Obedience to; God as | Guide; God as | Lawgiver; God's | Sorrow; God's | Will; God's | Wisdom; God's | Word; God's | Face; God's | Judgments; God's | Justice; God's | law; God's | Love; God's | Promises; God's | Protection; Grace | ; Jesus Christ | Friend of Sinners; Jesus Christ | Teacher; Jesus Christ | Way, Truth, and Life; Joy | ; Judgment | ; Life Stages | Youth; Lord's Prayer | 2nd petition (your kingdom come); Love for God | ; Mercy | ; Occasional Services | Ordination and/or Installation; Remembering | ; Salvation | ; Seeking God | ; Suffering | ; Temptation And Trial | ; Ten Commandments | 9th Commandment (do not bear false witness); The Fall | ; Trust | ; Truth | ; Victory | ; Wisdom Psalms | ; Witness | ; Year A, Ordinary Time after E||<cite>Psalter</cite>, 1912|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #276||Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth||Teach me, O Lord, your way of truth||ST. CRISPIN||LM||Psalm 119:33-132||1987||Illumination | ; Law of God | ; Will of God | ; Word of God | ; Light | ; Mercy |||<i>Psalter</i>, 1912, alt.|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6539||Teach Me, O Lord||Teach me, O Lord, Thy way of truth||BISHOP (Holbrook)||Joseph P. Holbrook||LM|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #149||Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth||Teach me, O Lord, your way of truth||BISHOP||L.M.||Psalm 119:33-40||1990||God's Word | The Law of God; Supplication | For Sanctification||<i>The Psalter</i>, 1912; alt. 1990, mod.|