97 The love that to thy laws I bear
No language can display;
They with fresh wonders entertain
My ravish'd thoughts all day.
98 Through thy commands I wiser grow
Than all my subtile foes;
For thy sure word doth me direct,
And all my ways dispose.
99 From me my former teachers new
May abler counsel take;
Because thy sacred precepts I
My constant study make.
100 In understanding I excel
The sages of our days;
Because by thy unerring rules
I order all my ways.
101 My feet with care I have refrain'd
From every sinful way,
That to thy sacred word I might
Entire obedience pay.
102 I have not from thy judgments stray'd,
By vain desire is led;
For, Lord, thou hast instructed me
Thy righteous paths to tread.
103 How sweet are all thy words to me!
O what divine repast!
How much more grateful to my soul
Than honey to my taste!
104 Taught by thy sacred precepts, I
With heav'nly skill am blest,
Through which the treach'rous ways of sin
I utterly detest.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.CXIX.Mem
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.CXIX.Mem||The love that to thy laws I bear||The love that to thy laws I bear||C. M.||Psalm 119:97-104||1816|
|The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #S97.XIII||The love that to thy laws I bear||The love that to thy laws I bear||1855|
|The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #CXIX.mem||The love that to thy laws I bear||The love that to thy laws I bear||Psalm 119||1793|