Scripture Verse

May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains. Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon, and may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth. May His name endure forever; May His name increase as long as the sun shines, and let men bless themselves by Him. Let all nations call Him blessed. Psalm 72:16–17


John B. Dykes

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 195.

Music: Be­ati­tu­do John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Abundant fields of grain shall wave
All white for har­vest­ing,
And bound­less joy and glad­ness fill
The city of the king.

His name, en­dur­ing like the sun,
Shall ever be con­fessed;
All na­tions shall be blest in Him,
All men shall call Him blest.

Blest be the Lord, our fa­thers’ God,
Eternal King of kings,
Who only is om­ni­po­tent,
Performing won­drous things.

Blest be His great and glo­ri­ous name
For ev­er­more, Amen,
And let His glo­ry fill the earth
From shore to shore. Amen.