The world puts its hope in the word of “experts” like scientists and doctors, but our true hope is in the Word of God.

BibleGateway: Psalm 119:113-120

ESV Text: Psalm 119:113-120

Psalm 119:113-120 (Listen)


113 I hate the double-minded,
but I love your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in your word.
115 Depart from me, you evildoers,
that I may keep the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
117 Hold me up, that I may be safe
and have regard for your statutes continually!
118 You spurn all who go astray from your statutes,
for their cunning is in vain.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross,
therefore I love your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of you,
and I am afraid of your judgments. (ESV)

KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 119

     113 SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

     114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

     115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

     116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

     118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. 119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. 120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 264:
Preserve Thy Word, O Savior — Organ Audio

1. Preserve your Word, O Savior, 
To us this latter day, 
And let your kingdom flourish; 
Enlarge your Church, we pray. 
Oh, keep our faith from failing; 
Keep hope’s bright star aglow. 
Let nothing from truth turn us 
While living here below. 

2. Preserve, O Lord, your honor, 
The bold blasphemer smite; 
Convince, convert, enlighten 
The souls in error’s night. 
Reveal your will, dear Savior, 
To all who dwell below, 
Great light of all the living, 
That all your name may know. 

3. Preserve, O Lord, your Zion, 
Bought dearly with your blood; 
Protect what you have chosen 
Against the hellish flood. 
Be always our defender 
When dangers gather round; 
When all the earth is crumbling, 
Safe may your Church be found. 

4. Preserve your Word and preaching. 
The truth that makes us whole, 
The mirror of your glory, 
The power that saves the soul. 
Oh, may this living water, 
This dew of heavenly grace, 
Sustain us while here living 
Until we see your face. 

5. Preserve in wave and tempest 
Your storm-tossed little flock; 
Assailed by wind and weather, 
May it endure each shock. 
Stand at the helm, our pilot, 
And set the course aright; 
Then we will reach the harbor 
In your eternal light. 

Hymn: LSB 583 God Has Spoken by His Prophets