Scripture Verse

The Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm 95:3


Joseph Proud (1745–1826)

Words: Jo­seph Proud (1745–1826).

Music: St. Tho­mas (Will­iams) Aar­on Will­iams, The New Uni­vers­al Psal­mo­dist 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, or where to get a good pic­ture of Williams (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Great God, we give Thee praise
For all Thy won­drous grace
Thy wise and ev­er lov­ing ways
To all our fa­vored race.

Thou hast Thy love re­vealed
Beyond what pro­phets knew;
Thy ho­ly Book of truth un­sealed
To our as­ton­ished view.

We wan­der now no more
Where dark­en­ing er­rors lead,
But truth by light di­vine ex­plore,
And won­der while we read.

Lord, we adore Thy name
For light and truth di­vine!
From Thee the wel­comed mer­cies came,
And be the glo­ry Thine.