Scripture Verse

Our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13


Words: E. D. Bed­dall, in the Ep­worth Hym­nal (New York: Hunt & Ea­ton, 1885), num­ber 10.

Mu­sic: Sa­ba­dell E. D. Bed­dall, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bed­dall’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Heav’nly Father, we adore Thee,
And Thy gracious name we praise;
Take, O take our hearts, we pray Thee,
While our songs to Thee we raise.


When to Heaven we ascend,
We Thy praises ne’er shall end;
We will sing redeeming love
With the shining host above.

Gentle Shepherd, be Thou near us,
While we journey here below.
Guide our footsteps with Thy mercy,
Show us all the way to go.


Keep, O keep us from all evil,
May we each from sin be free,
Guide us safely on our journey,
Till in Heav’n Thy face we see.


Then with angels we’ll adore Thee,
High our voices then we’ll raise
With the blood washed throng in glory,
Sing aloud Thy glorious praise.