Hymn

"TEACH ME, O LORD, YOUR WAY OF TRUTH" (Use the familiar tune of "Jesus Shall Reign.") Teach me, O Lord, your way of truth, And from it I will not depart; That I may steadfastly obey, Give me an understanding heart. In your commandments make me walk, For in your law my joy shall be; Give me a heart that loves your will, From discontent and envy free. Turn now my eyes from vanity, And cause me in your ways to tread; O let your servant prove your Word and thus to godly fear be led. Turn away my reproach and fear; Your righteous judgments I confess; To know your precepts I desire; Revive me in your righteousness. From: The Psalter 1912 (taken from Ps. 119:33-40)

An alternative hymn for this chapter is a modern Scripture song, "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God." The second verse of this song ("Man shall not live on bread alone...") is a quotation of Matthew 4:4 and expresses the necessity of Scripture for maintaining our spiritual life: we live on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. The other verses of the song do not speak directly of the doctrine of the necessity of Scripture but do contain the words of gospel invitation (vv. 1, 4, 5). All verses in the song are direct quotations of Scripture, and, as such, will be spiritually nourishing for us to sing and meditate on.

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