Scripture Verse

Thou hast dealt well with Thy servant, O Lord, according unto Thy Word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed Thy commandments. Psalm 119:65–66


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 329.

Music: Ja­net George C. Steb­bins, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

George C. Stebbins (1846–1945)


Thou, Lord, hast dealt well with Thy ser­vant,
Thy pro­mise is faith­ful and just;
Instruct me in judg­ment and know­ledge,
For in Thy com­mand­ments I trust.

Before my af­flict­ion I wan­dered,
But now Thy good Word I ob­ey;
O Thou who art ho­ly and gra­cious,
Now teach me Thy sta­tutes, I pray.

The proud have as­sailed me with slan­der;
Thy pre­cepts shall still be my guide;
Thy law is my joy and my trea­sure,
Though sin­ners may boast in their pride.

Affliction has been for my pro­fit,
That I to Thy sta­tutes might hold;
Thy law to my soul is more pre­cious
Than thou­sands of sil­ver and gold.