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 Song 57

The Meditation of My Heart

The Meditation of My Heart

(Psalm 19:14)

1. The meditation of my heart,

The thoughts I ponder through the day​—

May they be pleasing to you, Lord,

And keep me steadfast in your way.

When worries weigh upon my mind

And make me restless in the night,

Then may I meditate on you

And things I know to be upright.

2. Whatever things are chaste and true,

Whatever virtue there may be,

Whatever things well-spoken of​—

May thoughts of these bring peace to me.

How precious are your thoughts, O God!

Beyond all counting is their sum.

So may I ponder your own words,

Absorbed in them may I become.