Scripture Verse

Thy blessing is upon Thy people. Psalm 3:8


Words: Mrs. A. M. Chance, in The Wells of Sal­va­tion, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881), page 150.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Chance’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


God has blessed us with­out mea­sure,
Crowned our years with rich­est trea­sure,
Joined our hearts in love to Him,
That we all might praise His name.


Praise Him, praise Him,
Praise His ho­ly name;
Praise Him, praise Him,
Praise His ho­ly name.

And our school to­day rejoic­es,
While we praise with hap­py voic­es,
On this an­ni­ver­sa­ry day,
We would bring our grate­ful lay.


Thanks to God, our heav’n­ly Fa­ther,
Who has blessed and kept us ev­er,
With unit­ed heart and tongue,
May His praise by us be sung.