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How blest are they who always keep the




How blessed are they who always keep
the pure and perfect way;
Who never from the sacred paths
of God's commandments stray!


How blessed, who to his righteous laws
have still obedient been;
and have with fervent humble zeal
his favor sought to win!


Such men their utmost caution use
to shun each wicked deed:
But in the path which he directs
with constant care proceed.


Thou strictly hast enjoined us, Lord,
to learn thy sacred will;
And all our diligence employ
thy statutes to fulfil.


O then that thy most holy will
might o'er my ways preside!
And I the course of all my life
by thy direction guide!


Then with assurance should I walk,
from all confusion free;
Convinced, with joy, that all my ways
with thy commands agree.


My upright heart shall my glad mouth
with cheerful praises fill;
When, by thy righteous judgments taught,
I shall have learnt thy will.


So to thy sacred laws shall I
all due observance pay:
O then forsake me not, my God,
nor cast me quite away.


---Alternative verses---


How blest are they who always keep
the pure and perfect way;
Who never from the sacred paths
of God's commandments stray!


Thrice blessed! who to his righteous laws
have still obedient been;
and have with fervent humble zeal
his favor sought to win!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1696
      Bible Refs: Ps 119:1-8;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1851# 290
      1821# 119
      MUSIC
      Name: WINDSOR
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1533,1591
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