Righteous art Thou, O Lord, and upright are Thy judgments.@Psalm 119:137
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Joseph P. Holbrook
(1822–1888)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 338.

Music: Church Jo­seph P. Hol­brook, in Songs for the Sanc­tu­a­ry, ed­it­ed by Charles S. Ro­bin­son (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1881), num­ber 704 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O Lord, Thy perfect righteousness
Is in Thy judgments shown;
In Thy unchanging faithfulness
Thy truth Thou hast made known.

Because Thy foes forget Thy law
My soul is greatly stirred;
Thy servant loves the purity
Of Thy most holy Word.

Though I am humble and despised,
I strive Thy will to do;
Eternal is Thy righteousness,
And all Thy law is true.

Delight amid distress and pain
Do Thy commandments give;
Thy Word is righteous evermore,
Teach me that I may live.