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Lord! When I Hear Thy Holy Law, a hymn on Divine Law by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=39976 Lord! When I Hear Thy Holy Law, a hymn on Divine Law by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842) 2021-10-22 08:17:08 "Lord! when I hear Thy holy law," by Penina Moïse, was published in 1842, and appears under the subject "Divine Law" as Hymn 17 in <em><a href="/?p=39305">Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina</a></em> (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), pp. 21-22. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Ḳahal Ḳadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, South Carolina) Penina Moïse https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Before the Aliyot 19th century C.E. 57th century A.M. English vernacular prayer South Carolina hymns התורה the Torah ABAB rhyming scheme
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Lord! when I hear Thy holy law,
Its spirit let me comprehend;
And meditate with silent awe,
On words that to salvation tend.
Oh! far above the finest gold
Thy testimonies I esteem;
These shall my faltering feet uphold,
My steps from evil paths redeem.
To Thee will I my prayers address,
The free-will offerings of my soul;
Guardian! through life’s dark wilderness,
Do Thou my erring course control.
Let me on truth’s unblemished pinion,
Ascend to thee Almighty Sire;
And shaking off the world’s dominion,
To immortality aspire![1] This stanza we rewritten for the 1856 edition. 

“Lord! when I hear Thy holy law,” by Penina Moïse, was published in 1842, and appears under the subject “Divine Law” as Hymn 17 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), pp. 21-22. –Aharon Varady

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1 This stanza we rewritten for the 1856 edition.

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