Scripture Verse

How shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to Thy Word. Psalm 119:9


Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Ga­li­lee (Jude) Will­iam H. Jude, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William H. Jude (1851–1922)


How can I, Lord, keep my way pure?
To Your Word I must be true.
So I seek You with my whole heart;
Do not let me stray from You.

Your Word’s hid­den in my heart, Lord,
That I might not go as­tray.
Praise to You, O Lord, my Fa­ther;
Teach me Your de­crees each day.

With my lips I re­count glad­ly
All the laws You’ve giv’n to man.
I re­joice in all Your sta­tutes,
As in wealth too vast to scan.

Meditating on Your pre­cepts,
I con­si­der all Your ways.
I de­light in Your de­crees, Lord;
I will ne­ver turn away.