Scripture Verse

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O most High. Psalm 92:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 250.

Music: St. Pe­ters­burg at­trib­ut­ed to Dmi­tri S. Bort­ni­an­sky, 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Dmitri S. Bortniansky (1752–1825)


How good it is to thank the Lord,
And praise to Thee, Most High, ac­cord,
To show Thy love with morn­ing light,
And tell Thy faith­ful­ness each night;
Yea, good it is Thy praise to sing,
And all our sweet­est mu­sic bring.

O Lord, with joy my heart ex­pands,
Before the won­ders of Thy hands;
Great works, Je­ho­vah, Thou hast wrought,
Exceeding deep Thine ev­ery thought;
A fool­ish man knows not their worth,
Nor he whose mind is of the earth.

When as the grass the wick­ed grow,
When sin­ners flour­ish here be­low,
Then is there end­less ruin nigh,
But Thou, O Lord, art throned on high;
Thy foes shall fall be­fore Thy might,
The wick­ed shall be put to flight.

Thou, Lord, hast high ex­alt­ed me
With roy­al strength and dig­ni­ty;
With Thine an­oint­ing I am blest,
Thy grace and fa­vor on me rest;
I thus ex­ult o’er all my foes,
O’er all that would my cause op­pose.

The right­eous man shall flour­ish well,
And in the house of God shall dwell;
He shall be like a good­ly tree,
And all his life shall fruit­ful be;
For right­eous is the Lord and just,
He is my Rock, in Him I trust.