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 (1823–1889)


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.