Scripture Verse

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be above all the earth. Psalm 57:5


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Mas­ter’s Call, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz & Com­pa­ny, 1901), num­ber 147.

Music: John S. Fea­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

John S. Fearis (1867–1932)


Be Thou ex­alt­ed, for­ev­er and ev­er,
God of eter­ni­ty, An­cient of Days!
Wondrous in ma­jes­ty, per­fect in wis­dom,
Glorious in ho­li­ness, fear­ful in praise.


Be Thou ex­alt­ed by se­raphs and an­gels,
Be Thou ex­alt­ed with harp and with song;
Saints in their an­thems of rap­ture adore Thee,
Martyrs the loud hal­le­lu­jahs pro­long.

Be Thou ex­alt­ed, O Son of the High­est!
Gracious Re­deem­er, our Sav­ior and King!
One with the Fa­ther, co-eq­ual in glo­ry,
Here at Thy foot­stool our hom­age we bring.


Be Thou ex­alt­ed, O Spir­it eter­nal!
Dwell in our hearts, keep us ho­ly with­in;
Lead to Thy home in the life ev­er­last­ing,
Open its por­tals and wel­come us in.