Scripture Verse

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


Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Pos­si­bly by Row­land Hill (1744–1833). Ap­peared in his Col­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, sev­enth edi­tion (Lon­don: Theo­dore Page, 1810), num­ber 288.

Music: Sa­gi­na Tho­mas Camp­bell, Bou­quet 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Rowland Hill (1744–1833)


Before the great Je­ho­vah’s bar
Soon must as­sem­bled worlds ap­pear,
And ev­ery word, and deed, and thought
Shall into judg­ment then be brought.
Then all shall hear their right­eous doom
Of wrath, or end­less joys to come;
And each re­ceive his just re­ward
Of bliss or ven­geance from the Lord.

Dear Lord, it was Thine high­est joy,
To save where sin did once de­stroy;
While thun­der­ing ven­geance rolls above,
We trust in Thy re­deem­ing love.
Hail! God of un­ex­am­pled grace,
All Heav’n shall sound Thine end­less praise;
High glo­ries to the dy­ing Lamb,
Who death, by His own death, o’ercame.