Psalm 119 - 18 (Tsaddi)
BRISTOL | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody from Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621, (rhythm altered)
137 O Lord, thou ever righteous art;
Thy judgments upright be.
138 Ordained thy testimonies are
In faithfulness by thee.
139 My zeal hath even consumed me,
Because mine enemies
Thy holy words forgotten have,
And do thy laws despise.
140 Thy word is very pure, on it
Thy servant's love is set.
141 Small and despised I am, yet I
Thy laws do not forget.
142 Thy righteousness is righteousness
Which ever doth endure;
Thy holy law, Lord, also is
The very truth most pure.
143 Distress and anguish have me found
Fast hold on me they take:
Yet in my trouble my delight
I thy commandments make.
144 Eternal righteousness is in
Thy testimonies all;
Give understanding unto me,
And ever live I shall.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 36 · THE wicked man's transgression speaks
137 ¬∂ TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
139 ¬∂ My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
140 ¬∂ Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
141 ¬∂ I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
142 ¬∂ Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
143 ¬∂ Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.