Scripture Verse

Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments. Psalm 119:73


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 330.

Music: Hu­mi­li­ty (Tuck­er­man) Sam­uel P. Tuck­er­man, 1848 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Tuck­er­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Thou, who didst make and fa­shion me,
O make me wise Thy law to learn;
Then they that fear Thee shall be glad
When they my hope in God dis­cern.

Thou, Lord, art just in all Thy ways,
And faith­ful when Thou chast­en­est me;
I pray Thee, let Thy pro­mised grace
Thy ser­vant’s help and com­fort be.

Show mer­cy, Lord, that I may live,
For in Thy law is all my joy;
While those who wrong me are re­buked,
Thy pre­cepts shall my thought em­ploy.

Let those that fear Thee turn to me,
Thy truth to them will I pro­claim;
Instruct my heart to keep Thy law,
That I may not be put to shame.