679. With my whole heart I'll raise my song

With my whole heart I've sought thy face:
O let me never stray
From thy commands, O God of grace,
Nor tread the sinner's way.

Thy word I've hid within my heart
To keep my conscience clean,
And be an everlasting guard
From every rising sin.

I'm a companion of the saints
Who fear and love the Lord;
My sorrows rise, my nature faints,
When men transgress thy word.

While sinners do thy gospel wrong
My spirit stands in awe;
My soul abhors a lying tongue,
But loves thy righteous law.

My heart with sacred rev'rence hears
The threat'nings of thy word;
My flesh with holy trembling fears
The judgments of the Lord.

My God, I long, I hope, I wait,
For thy salvation still;
While thy whole law is my delight,
And I obey thy will.

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First Line: With my whole heart I'll raise my song
Author: Isaac Watts
Publication Date: 1835
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Psalm 119
Language: English
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