Scripture Verse

I myself will awake early. I will praise Thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations. Psalm 108:2–3

Introduction

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Susan H. Peterson
(1950–2004)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Laud­es Do­mi­ni Jo­seph Barn­by, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern (Lon­don: 1868) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Barnby
(1838–1896)

Lyrics

O God, my heart is steadfast;
With all my soul I sing;
I give You praise, O Lord.
Sweet music I will make;
The dawn I will awake;
Hear now my praise, O Lord!

Among the many nations
And peoples on this earth,
I’ll sing Your praise, O Lord.
For great is Your vast love,
High as the heav’ns above;
Hear now my praise, O Lord!

Your faithfulness is great, Lord;
It reaches to the skies;
I sing Your praise, O Lord.
With You the victory’s close;
You trample down my foes;
Hear now my praise, O Lord!

O God, be now exalted
Above the heavens high;
I sing Your praise, O Lord.
And let Your glory be
O’er all the land and sea;
Hear now my praise, O Lord!