1 Blessed are those whose way is pure, •
who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies •
and seek him with their whole heart,
3 Those who do no wickedness, •
but walk in his ways.
4 You, O Lord, have charged •
that we should diligently keep your commandments.
5 O that my ways were made so direct •
that I might keep your statutes.
6 Then should I not be put to shame, •
because I have regard for all your commandments.
7 I will thank you with an unfeigned heart, •
when I have learned your righteous judgements.
8 I will keep your statutes; •
O forsake me not utterly.
97 Lord, how I love your law! •
All the day long it is my study.
98 Your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies, •
for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, •
for your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I am wiser than the aged, •
because I keep your commandments.
101 I restrain my feet from every evil way, •
that I may keep your word.
102 I have not turned aside from your judgements, •
for you have been my teacher.
103 How sweet are your words on my tongue! •
They are sweeter than honey to my mouth.
104 Through your commandments I get understanding; •
therefore I hate all lying ways.
105 Your word is a lantern to my feet •
and a light upon my path.
106 I have sworn and will fulfil it, •
to keep your righteous judgements.
107 I am troubled above measure; •
give me life, O Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept the freewill offering of my mouth, O Lord, •
and teach me your judgements.
109 My soul is ever in my hand, •
yet I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, •
but I have not strayed from your commandments.
111 Your testimonies have I claimed as my heritage for ever; •
for they are the very joy of my heart.
112 I have applied my heart to fulfil your statutes: •
always, even to the end.
137 Righteous are you, O Lord, •
and true are your judgements.
138 You have ordered your decrees in righteousness •
and in great faithfulness.
139 My indignation destroys me, •
because my adversaries forget your word.
140 Your word has been tried to the uttermost •
and so your servant loves it.
141 I am small and of no reputation, •
yet do I not forget your commandments.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness •
and your law is the truth.
143 Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me, •
yet my delight is in your commandments.
144 The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting; •
O grant me understanding and I shall live.
|First Line:||Blessed are those whose way is pure|
|Scripture:||Psalm 119:137-144; Psalm 119:97-112; Psalm 119:1-8; Psalm 119:97-104; Psalm 119:137|
|Topic:||Purity of Heart; Wisdom; Word of God|
|Source:||Common Worship, 2000|
|Notes:||Reading from Psalm 119|
|Copyright:||© The Archbishops' Council|