Scripture Verse

Thou hast dealt well with Thy servant, O Lord, according unto Thy Word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed Thy commandments. Psalm 119:65–66


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 329.

Music: Ja­net George C. Steb­bins, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

George C. Stebbins


Thou, Lord, hast dealt well with Thy servant,
Thy promise is faithful and just;
Instruct me in judgment and knowledge,
For in Thy commandments I trust.

Before my affliction I wandered,
But now Thy good Word I obey;
O Thou who art holy and gracious,
Now teach me Thy statutes, I pray.

The proud have assailed me with slander;
Thy precepts shall still be my guide;
Thy law is my joy and my treasure,
Though sinners may boast in their pride.

Affliction has been for my profit,
That I to Thy statutes might hold;
Thy law to my soul is more precious
Than thousands of silver and gold.