Oh, how we treasure God’s sweet word because through it we gain understanding and learn of our Savior’s love for us!

BibleGateway: Psalm 119:97-104

ESV Text: Psalm 119:97-104


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 119

     97 MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

     98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

     101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

     102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

     103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 294:
O Word of God Incarnate

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. O Word of God Incarnate, 
O Wisdom from on high, 
O Truth unchanged, unchanging, 
O Light of our dark sky, 
We praise Thee for the radiance 
That from the hallowed page, 
A lantern to our footsteps 
Shines on from age to age. 

2. The Church from her dear Master 
Received the gift divine, 
And still that light she lifteth 
O’er all the earth to shine. 
It is the golden casket 
Where gems of truth are stored; 
It is the heaven-drawn picture 
Of Christ, the living Word. 

3. It floateth like a banner 
Before God’s host unfurled; 
It shineth like a beacon 
Above the darkling world. 
It is the chart and compass 
That o’er life’s surging sea, 
‘Mid mists and rocks and quicksands, 
Still guides, O Christ, to thee. 

3. It floateth like a banner 
Before God’s host unfurled; 
It shineth like a beacon 
Above the darkling world. 
It is the chart and compass 
That o’er life’s surging sea, 
‘Mid mists and rocks and quicksands, 
Still guides, O Christ, to thee. 

4. O make thy church, dear Saviour, 
A lamp of purest gold, 
To bear before the nations 
Thy true light, as of old. 
O teach thy wand’ring pilgrims 
By this their path to trace, 
Till, clouds and darkness ended, 
They see thee face to face. 


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The word of the Lord endures forever. It will always be there for us. It will never change. It will be our guide and comfort to the end.

BibleGateway: Psalm 119:89-96

ESV Text: Psalm 119:89-96


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 119

     89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. 90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. 91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.

     92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

     93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

     94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.

     95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

     96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 639:
For Many Years, O God of Grace

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. For many years, O God of grace, 
This church has been your dwelling place 
And we your congregation. 
Oh Christ, our precious cornerstone, 
Our faith is built, and Christ alone 
Is still our one foundation. 
This day We pray: 
“Let us greet you, Lord, and meet you 
Here with singing, 
All our praises to you bringing.” 

2. Here children have been born anew 
As manifold as morning dew, 
Their vows to you confessing. 
Here many found a table spread, 
They ate Christ’s body with the bread 
And drank the cup of blessing. 
This day We pray: 
“Let none falter At you altar. 
We adore you, 
Gladly worship here before you.” 

3. Here when the marriage vows were made, 
Both bride and groom besought your aid, 
Your love their own transcending. 
Here mourners, with their troubled hearts, 
Have found the peace your Word imparts, 
The joy that has no ending. 
This day We pray: 
“May the story of your glory 
Here resounding 
Be a song of grace abounding!”