In the Word

Content Author: 
Reagan, David

BACKGROUND:  Verses written by Isaac Watts and first published in 1719.  These verses are a portion of his metrical version of the 119th Psalm.  The chorus was written by David Reagan.  Sing to the tune of At the Cross .

How shall the young secure their hearts,
And guard their lives from sin?
Thy word the choicest rule imparts,
To keep the conscience clean.
When once it enters to the mind,
It spreads such light abroad,
The meanest souls instruction find,
And raise their thoughts to God.
‘Tis like the sun, a heavenly light,
That guides us all the day;
And, through the dangers of the night,
A lamp to lead our way.
Thy word is everlasting truth;
How pure is every page!
That holy book shall guide our youth,
And well support our age.


In the word, in the word,
Will I always keep my heart;
In its truth will I meditate each day.
If I hide it within,
It will keep me from sin,
And will show me the strait and narrow way.
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.