Lord, I esteem thy judgments right

Lord, I esteem thy judgments right

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 38 hymnals

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Lord, I esteem your judgments right,
and all your statutes just.
Lord, I’ll maintain a constant fight
against alluring lust;
against alluring lust.

Your precepts, often I survey;
I keep your law in sight
through all the business of the day,
to form my actions right;
to form my actions right.

My heart in midnight silence cries,
“Your comforts all are true!”
My thoughts with holy wonder rise,
and bring their thanks to you;
and bring their thanks to you.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #77

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, I esteem thy judgments right
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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