Scripture Verse

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


Words: Will­iam Wrang­ham, A New Me­tri­cal Ver­sion of the Psalms 1829.

Music: Ab­id­jan Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner, Fa­mous Gos­pel Hymns (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bi­ble Ins­ti­tute Col­por­tage As­so­cia­tion, 1907), num­ber 48 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)


Eternal God, ce­les­ti­al King,
Exalted be Thy glo­ri­ous name;
Let hosts in Heav’n Thy prais­es sing,
And saints on earth Thy love pro­claim!


Awake, my tongue! awake, my lyre!
With morn­ing’s ear­li­est dawn arise,
To songs of joy my soul in­spire,
And swell your mu­sic to the skies!

My heart is fixed on Thee, my God;
I rest my hope on Thee alone;
I’ll spread Thy sac­red truths abroad;
To all man­kind Thy love make known.


With those who in Thy grace abound,
To Thee I’ll raise my thank­ful voice
Till ev­ery land the earth around
Shall hear, and in Thy name re­joice.