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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday's Hymn: Teach Me, O Lord, Thy Way of Truth

Teach me, O Lord, thy way of truth,
And from it I will not depart;
That I may steadfastly obey,
Give me an understanding heart.

In thy commandments make me walk,
For in thy law my joy shall be;
Give me a heart that loves thy will,
From discontent and envy free.

Turn thou mine eyes from vanity,
And cause me in thy ways to tread;
O let thy servant prove thy Word
And thus to godly fear be led.

Turn thou away reproach and fear;
Thy righteous judgments I confess;
To know thy precepts I desire;
Revive me in thy righteousness.

From Psalm 119:33-40, transcribed by Joseph P. Holbrook, circa 1878
Tune: Bishop (Holbrook), Joseph P. Holbrook, circa 1878

1 comment:

ellen b. said...

"A heart that loves thy will" A high call...
Have a wonderful week, Dorothy.