Psalm 119 is the biggest chapter in the whole bible. Its 176 verses are divided into twenty-two stanzas, one stanza for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. We have divided this Psalm into three different volumes. With this volume are the first 8 stanzas of Psalm 119 originally composed to music with the exact lyrics from scripture. We hope it is a blessing and a tool to help memorize and meditate on God's holy word.
This psalm reminds us both that God’s Word is a treasure and that we find great joy in our humble obedience to what it says. Scattered throughout the 22 stanzas of this Psalm are prayers for the grace to obey coupled with the hope that our obedience allows us to experience this joy our hearts crave. Psalm 119 is careful to remind us that our obedience doesn’t merit this joy, but it is the gateway for our experience of it. The writer of this Psalm wants us to remember the value and pursue the usefulness of God’s Word.
Lyrics: Psalm 119:1-64