Charles Bridges, one of the outstanding evangelical writers in the Church of England in the last century, issued his Exposition of Psalm 119 in 1827 when he was thirty-three years of age. The popularity of the work may be judged by the fact that it passed through at least twenty-four editions before his death in 1869. It is pre-eminently a book of the heart. It is a timeless study that C.H. Spurgeon states is "worth its weight in gold."