Scripture Verse

All the earth shall worship Thee, and shall sing unto Thee. Psalm 66:4


William Bradford

Words: Will­iam Brad­ford, 1623.

Music: Song 24 (Gib­bons) Or­lan­do Gib­bons, 1623 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Orlando Gibbons


And truly it is a most glorious thing
Thus to hear men pray and God’s praises sing,
O how great comfort is it now to see—
The churches to enjoy full liberty.
And to have the Gospel preachèd here with power,
And such wolves repelled as all would else devour.

But God will still for His people provide
Such as be able them to help and guide,
If they cleave to Him and do not forsake—
His laws and truth and their own ways do take.
If thou hast viewed the camp of Israel,
How God in the wilderness with them did dwell.

His great and marvelous works they here saw,
And He them taught in His most holy law,
A small emblem hereof thou mayest see,
How God hath dealt with them in some degree,
For much of Himself they now there have seen,
And marvelous to them His works have been.