Scripture Verse

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding, whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Psalm 32:8–9


Isaac B. Woodbury (1819–1858)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 84.

Music: Mo­de­na (Woodbury) Is­aac B. Wood­bu­ry (1819–1858) (🔊 pdf nwc).


I gra­cious­ly will teach thee
The way that thou shalt go,
And with My eye upon thee
My coun­sel make thee know.
But be ye not un­ru­ly,
Or slow to un­der­stand,
Be not per­verse, but will­ing
To heed My wise com­mand.

The sor­rows of the wick­ed
In num­ber shall abound,
But those that trust Je­ho­vah,
His mer­cy shall sur­round;
Then in the Lord be joy­ful,
In song lift up your voice;
Be glad in God, ye right­eous,
Rejoice, ye saints, re­joice.