According to Thy word, O LORD,
Thou hast Thy servant blessed.
Teach me good judgment, knowledge give;
On Thy commands I rest.
Ere I afflicted was I strayed;
Thy word I now obey.
For good Thou art and doest good;
Teach me Thy statutes' way.
The proud besmear with lies, but I
Thy precepts keep aright.
Their heart is buried deep in fat;
Thy law is my delight.
I has been very good for me
That I was humbled low.
It through affliction was that I
Thy statutes came to know.
The law proceeding from Thy mouth
I much more precious hold
Thank countless thousands of fine coins
Of silver and of gold.