Scripture Verse

Praise the Lord for His goodness. Psalm 107:8


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Wells of Sal­va­tion, by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881), num­ber 16.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Break forth, break forth, O joy­ful heart,
And make His good­ness known,
Who all thy life, though un­de­served,
Such love to thee has shown.


Break forth, break forth, O joy­ful heart,
Break forth, no long­er si­lent be;
Break forth, break forth in grate­ful praise
To Him who came to ran­som Thee.

’Twas Je­sus sought my wan­d’ring soul,
And with a shep­herd’s care
He brought me kind­ly to His fold,
And still pro­tects me there.


He is my ad­vo­cate with God,
My Sav­ior and my friend,
His mer­cies new with ev­ery morn
Like bal­my show­ers des­cend.


My soul shall mag­ni­fy the Lord,
My voice His love pro­claim,
And ev­ery power with­in me join
To bless and praise His name.