Scripture Verse

Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments. Psalm 119:73

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 330.

Music: Hu­mil­i­ty (Tuck­er­man) Sam­u­el P. Tuck­er­man, 1848 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Lyrics

Thou, who didst make and fashion me,
O make me wise Thy law to learn;
Then they that fear Thee shall be glad
When they my hope in God discern.

Thou, Lord, art just in all Thy ways,
And faithful when Thou chastenest me;
I pray Thee, let Thy promised grace
Thy servant’s help and comfort be.

Show mercy, Lord, that I may live,
For in Thy law is all my joy;
While those who wrong me are rebuked,
Thy precepts shall my thought employ.

Let those that fear Thee turn to me,
Thy truth to them will I proclaim;
Instruct my heart to keep Thy law,
That I may not be put to shame.