The Lord’s gospel promises draw us to Him, and as His children we delight to follow His ways.

Scripture: Psalm 119:57-64

ESV Text: Psalm 119:57-64

Psalm 119:57-64 (Listen)


57 The Lord is my portion;
I promise to keep your words.
58 I entreat your favor with all my heart;
be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 When I think on my ways,
I turn my feet to your testimonies;
60 I hasten and do not delay
to keep your commandments.
61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me,
I do not forget your law.
62 At midnight I rise to praise you,
because of your righteous rules.
63 I am a companion of all who fear you,
of those who keep your precepts.
64 The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love;
teach me your statutes! (ESV)

KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 119

     57 CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

     58 I entreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

     59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. 60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

     61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

     62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

     63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

     64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 215:
Draw Us to Thee — Organ Audio

1. Draw us to Thee, 
For then shall we 
Walk in Thy steps forever 
And hasten on 
Where Thou art gone 
To be with Thee, dear Savior. 

2. Draw us to Thee, 
Lord, lovingly; 
Let us depart with gladness 
That we may be 
Forever free 
From sorrow, grief, and sadness. 

3. Draw us to Thee; 
Oh, grant that we 
May walk the road to heaven! 
Direct our way 
Lest we should stray 
And from Thy paths be driven. 

4. Draw us to Thee 
That also we 
Thy heavenly bliss inherit 
And ever dwell 
Where sin and hell 
No more can vex our spirit. 

5. Draw us to Thee 
Into Thy kingdom take us; 
Let us fore’er 
Thy glory share, 
Thy saints and joint heirs make us. 

Hymn: LSB 691 Fruitful Trees, the Spirit’s Sowing