Scripture Verse

I seek You with all my heart; do not let me stray from Your commands. Psalm 119:10

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719.

Music: Her­e­ford (Ou­se­ley) Fred­er­ick A. Gore-Ou­se­ley, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frederick A. Gore-Ouseley
(1825–1889)

Lyrics

With my whole heart I’ve sought Thy face:
O let me never stray
From Thy commands, O God of grace,
Nor tread the sinner’s way.

Thy word I’ve hid within my heart
To keep my conscience clean,
And be an everlasting guard
From every rising sin.

I’m a companion of the saints
Who fear and love the Lord;
My sorrows rise, my nature faints,
When men transgress Thy Word.

While sinners do Thy Gospel wrong
My spirit stands in awe;
My soul abhors a lying tongue,
But loves Thy righteous law.

My heart with sacred reverence hears
The threatenings of Thy Word;
My flesh with holy trembling fears
The judgments of the Lord.

My God, I long, I hope, I wait,
For Thy salvation still;
While Thy whole law is my delight,
And I obey Thy will.