Oh that my ways were directed to keep Thy statues
Mercy and judgment will I sing,
I sing, O Lord, to thee!
O when wilt thou descend and bring,
Thy light and life to me?
A perfect way in wisdom trod,
A perfect heart at home,
A way, a heart, a house, O God,
I seek, where thou wilt come.
I seek the faithful and the just;
May I their help enjoy!
Be these the friends in whom I trust,
The servants I employ!
From lies, from slander, and deceit,
My dwelling shall be free;
May it be found a dwelling meet,
O righteous Lord, for thee!