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God’s word is what keeps our hearts on track. The Law shows us our sin and in the Gospel we delight in the forgiveness that is ours.

BibleGateway: Psalm 119:9-16

ESV Text: Psalm 119:9-16

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:34 and ends at about 1:23

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     9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

     10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

     11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

     12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.

     13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 286:
How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts

— Organ Audio

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1. How shall the young secure their hearts 
And guard their lives from sin? 
Thy Word the choicest rules imparts 
To keep the conscience clean. 

2. “Tis like the sun, a heavenly light, 
That guides us all the day, 
And through the dangers of the night 
A lamp to lead our way. 

3. The starry heavens Thy rule obey, 
The earth maintains her place; 
And these Thy servants, night and day, 
Thy skill and power express. 

4. But still Thy Law and Gospel, Lord, 
Have lessons more divine; 
Not earth stands firmer than Thy Word, 
Nor stars so nobly shine. 

5. Thy Word is everlasting truth; 
How pure is every page! 
That holy Book shall guide our youth 
And well support our age.