Scripture Verse

Righteous art Thou, O Lord, and upright are Thy judgments. Psalm 119:137


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).

Alternate Tune:


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.