Scripture Verse

Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens. Psalm 57:5


Words: From A New Ver­sion of the Psalms of Da­vid, by Na­hum Tate & Ni­cho­las Bra­dy, 1696.

Music: Old 100th at­trib­ut­ed to Lou­is Bour­geois, in Four Score and Se­ven Psalms of Da­vid (Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land: 1551) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bour­geois (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Be thou, O God ex­alt­ed high;
And as Thy glo­ry fills the sky,
So let it be on earth dis­played,
Till Thou art here, as there, ob­eyed.

O God, my heart is fixed; ’tis bent
Its thank­ful trib­ute to pre­sent;
And, with my heart, my voice I’ll raise
To Thee, my God, in songs of praise.

Thy prais­es, Lord, I will re­sound
To all the list­en­ing na­tions round;
Thy mer­cy high­est Heav’n trans­cends;
Thy truth be­yond the clouds ex­tends.