Scripture Verse

He ruleth by His power forever; His eyes behold the nations. Psalm 66:7

Introduction

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Berthold Tours
(1838–1897)

Words: Will­iam Ros­coe, in Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Wor­ship, 1818.

Music: De­ven­ter Ber­thold Tours, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Roscoe
(1753–1831)

Lyrics

Great God! Beneath whose piercing eye
The earth’s extended kingdoms lie;
Whose favoring smile upholds them all,
Whose anger smites them, and they fall.

We bow before Thy heavenly throne;
Thy power we see, Thy greatness own;
Yet, cherished by Thy milder voice,
Our bosoms tremble and rejoice.

Thy kindness to our fathers shown
Their children’s children long shall own;
To Thee, with grateful hearts, shall raise
The tribute of exulting praise.

Led on by Thine unerring aid,
Secure the paths of life we tread;
And, freely as the vital air,
Thy first and noblest bounties share.

Great God, our guardian, guide and friend!
O still Thy sheltering arm extend;
Preserved by Thee for ages past,
For ages let Thy kindness last!