Scripture Verse

Justice and judgment are the habitation of Your throne; mercy and truth shall go before Your face. Psalm 89:14


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­vania: United Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 242.

Music: Win­ches­ter New Mu­si­kal­isch­es Hand­buch (Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny: 1690). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam H. Monk, 1847, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Lux Cœl­es­tis, Hen­ry Bas­ford, in The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 242 (🔊 pdf nwc)
William H. Monk


Almighty God, Thy lofty throne
Has justice for its cornerstone,
And shining bright before Thy face
Are truth and love and boundless grace.

With blessing is the nation crowned
Whose people know the joyful sound;
They in the light, O Lord, shall live,
The light Thy face and favor give.

Thy name with gladness they confess,
Exalted in Thy righteousness;
Their fame and might to Thee belong,
For in Thy favor they are strong.

All glory unto God we yield,
Jehovah is our help and shield;
All praise and honor will we bring
To Israel’s Holy One, our king.