Scripture Verse

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7

Introduction

Words: From Eth­ic Hymns and Scrip­tur­al Les­sons for Child­ren, ed­it­ed by S. Luck­ey (Ro­ches­ter, New York: E. Dar­row, 1868).

Music: Kins­man James Mc­Gra­na­han (1840–1907), alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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James McGranahan
(1840–1907)

Lyrics

Most perfect is the law of God,
Restoring those that stray;
His testimony is most sure,
Proclaiming wisdom’s way.

Refrain

O how I love Thy law!
O how I love Thy law!
It is my meditation all the day.
O how I love Thy law!
O how I love Thy law!
It is my meditation all the day.

The precepts of the Lord are right;
With joy they fill the heart;
The Lord’s commandments all are pure,
And clearest light impart.

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The fear of God is undefiled
And ever shall endure;
The statutes of the Lord are truth
And righteousness most pure.

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They warn from ways of wickedness
Displeasing to the Lord,
And in the keeping of His Word
There is a great reward.

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