Scripture Verse

Deal bountifully with Thy servant, that I may live, and keep Thy Word. Psalm 119:17

Introduction

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William Tans’ur (1700–1783)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 323.

Music: St. Ma­rtin’s Will­iam Tan­s’ur, 1735 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Thy ser­vant, blessed by Thee, shall live
And keep Thy Word with awe;
Lord op­en Thou mine eyes to see
The won­ders of Thy law.

A pil­grim in the earth am I,
Thy will to me re­veal;
To know Thy truth my spir­it yearns,
Consumed with ar­dent zeal.

Thou dost re­buke the proud, O Lord,
Who hate Thy ho­ly name;
But since I keep Thy right­eous law,
Deliver me from shame.

I on Thy sta­tutes me­di­tate,
Though ev­il men de­ride;
Thy faith­ful Word is my de­light,
My coun­sel­or and guide.