Scripture Verse

Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of Thy Word. Psalm 119:161


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 341.

Music: Ers­kine Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)


Though migh­ty foes as­sail me, Lord,
I fear not them, but Thee;
As bound­less wealth and price­less spoil,
Thy Word re­joic­es me.
Deceit and false­hood I abhor,
But in Thy law de­light;
Throughout the day I praise Thy name,
For all Thy ways are right.

Great peace has he who loves Thy law,
Unmoved, he safe­ly stands;
For Thy sal­va­tion I have hoped
And fol­lowed Thy com­mands.
Thy tes­ti­mo­nies I have kept,
They are my chief de­light;
Observant of Thy law and truth,
I walk be­fore Thy sight.