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The perfect law

The law that the Lord has ordained is perfect

Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The law that the Lord has ordained
Is perfect, the soul to restore;
His truth makes the simple most wise,
The truth that is sure evermore.

2 His precepts are righteous and just,
Rejoicing the heart and the mind;
And all His commandments are pure,
Enlightening the eyes of the blind.

3 The fear of the Lord is most clean,
Forever unmoved it has stood;
His judgments are perfectly true,
In all things most righteous and good.

4 Such treasure no gold can supply,
Such sweetness no honey afford;
Their warnings none heed and obey
But find most abundant reward.

5 O who can his errors discern?
From hidden faults, Lord, keep me free;
Let pride never reign in my heart,
And clear of great sin I shall be.

6 I pray that my words and my thoughts
May all with Thy precepts accord,
And ever be pleasing to Thee,
My rock, my Redeemer, my Lord.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: The law that the Lord has ordained is perfect
Title: The perfect law
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I pray that my words

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3589
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)



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