Scripture Verse

Thy law is my delight. Psalm 119:174


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 333.

Music: Alet­ta Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, Ju­bi­lee (New York: Ma­son Bro­thers, 1858), page 232 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William B. Bradbury (1816–1868)


How I love Thy law, O Lord!
Daily joy its truths af­ford;
In its con­stant light I go,
Wise to con­quer every foe.

Thy com­mand­ments in my heart,
Truest wis­dom can impart;
To my eyes Thy pre­cepts show
Wisdom more than sag­es know.

While my heart Thy Word obeys,
I am kept from ev­il ways;
From Thy law, with Thee to guide,
I have ne­ver turned aside.

Sweeter are Thy words to me
Than all oth­er good can be;
Safe I walk, Thy truth my light,
Hating false­hood, lov­ing right.