Scripture Verse

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14


Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for Child­ren, 1763.

Music: Weld, com­pos­er un­known, in the Me­tho­dist Hymn and Tune Book (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Me­tho­dist Book & Pub­lish­ing House, 1894), num­ber 794 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the com­pos­er, or when the mu­sic was writ­ten,

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


Glorious God, ac­cept a heart
That pants to sing Thy praise!
Thou with­out be­gin­ning art,
And with­out end of days:
Thou, a Spir­it in­vi­si­ble,
Dost to none Thy full­ness show;
None Thy ma­jes­ty can tell,
Or all Thy God­head know.

All Thine at­tri­butes we own,
Thy wis­dom, pow­er, and might;
Happy in Thy­self alone,
In good­ness in­fi­nite,
Thou Thy good­ness hast dis­played,
On Thine ev­ery work im­pressed;
Lov’st what­e’er Thy hands have made,
But man Thou lov’st the best.

Willing Thou that all should know
Thy sav­ing truth, and live,
Dost to each, or bliss or woe,
With strict­est jus­tice give:
Thou with per­fect right­eous­ness
Renderest ev­ery man his due;
Faithful in Thy pro­mis­es,
And in Thy threat­en­ings, too.

Thou art mer­ci­ful to all
Who tru­ly turn to Thee;
Hear me then for par­don call,
And show Thy grace to me;
Me, through mer­cy re­con­ciled,
Me, for Je­sus’ sake for­giv’n,
Me re­ceive, Thy fa­vored child
To sing Thy praise in Heav’n.