Perfect Law (Psalm 19) acoustic chronicles

I recently released a new album (acoustic chronicles) and wanted to give everyone a breakdown of what these songs mean. They are all very deep and biblical so I wanted to make sure and explain them so I have a place for anyone who wants to know all the meaning behind them. Most of the lyrics are old hymns that I revamped to fit my melodies. But this is one of the songs I wrote from Psalm 19. Here they are in full.

Perfect Law (Psalm 19)

The law of the Lord,
converting the soul
The truth of the Lord is sure
The statutes of God,
rejoicing the heart
Commandments of God are pure

More to be loved are they than gold,
Yes, than much fine gold
Sweeter also then the honeycomb
Is Your perfect law alone

The fear of the Lord, making us wise
The judgments of God are true
Let the words of my mouth,
be pure from my heart
Acceptable in Your site.

More to be loved are they than gold,
Yes, than much fine gold
Sweeter also then the honeycomb
Is Your perfect law alone

Christ came for the law,
fulfilled what we can’t
The glory of God in man
Now we stand right,
before a good God
Whose standards are
perfect and high

More to be loved is He than gold,
Yes, than much fine gold
Sweeter also then the honeycomb
Is Your perfect Son alone

 

I really enjoyed writing this song. It is unique in style and theme. My journey of sanctification started a while ago, but the more I learn about God, the more I learn how everything He does is a form of grace to His children. Christians don’t usually think of the law, or God’s commandments to be a gift, but they were and still are today. God gave His chosen people the commandments as a way for them to know His heart, to know how to be in fellowship with Himself. God is always trying to be with His people. However, He doesn’t just show up in all His glory, (cause that would kill everyone) but also loves us to share in His work. That’s why He still calls and uses people today. He needs us for nothing and yet gives us everything. But this song isn’t ultimately about Gods law, but about Jesus. The law was given to Gods people but could never be fulfilled by us. But Jesus lived the perfect life, securing His children’s place with Him for eternity.

In this song, we begin singing right out of Psalm 19. A person after God is a person after Gods law. To desire to live in a way that God can delight it. Read through the Psalm in full.

 

Psalm 19 (ESV)

The Law of the Lord Is Perfect

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

 The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voicegoes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
     which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring forever;
the rulesof the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.

Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.

Who can discern his errors?
Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

 

This was written way before Christ enters the scene. But you see David’s love and praise to God for what He has done for him and who He is. What David understands is that God deserves full praise for eternity just for being Him. But He has given us so much more to praise Him for. But He didn’t leave us here. He sent His Son, the Man Jesus Christ who gave us His life. In the last verse and chorus, we go from singing about the law to singing about Christ. I was really excited to have this tension and dynamic in a song. The glory of God is forever and perfect, and I hope this song helps capture a deeper understanding and love for Him.

You can listen to the song here. Perfect Law (Psalm 19)

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