Scripture Verse

Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; Thy judgments are a great deep. Psalm 36:6


Henry K. Oliver (1800–1885)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The per­fec­tions and pro­vi­dence of God; or, ge­ne­ral pro­vi­dence and spe­cial grace.

Music: Fe­de­ral Street Hen­ry K. Ol­iv­er, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


High in the heav’ns, eter­nal God,
Thy good­ness in full glo­ry shines;
Thy truth shall break through ev­ery cloud
That veils and dark­ens Thy de­signs.

Forever firm Thy jus­tice stands,
As mount­ains their foun­da­tions keep;
Wise are the wond­ers of Thy hands;
Thy judg­ments are a migh­ty deep.

Thy pro­vi­dence is kind and large,
Both man and beast Thy boun­ty share;
The whole cre­ation is Thy charge,
But saints are Thy pe­cul­iar care.

My God! how ex­cel­lent Thy grace;
Whence all our hope and com­fort springs!
The sons of Ad­am in dis­tress
Fly to the sha­dow of Thy wings.

From the pro­vi­sions of Thy house
We shall be fed with sweet re­past;
There mer­cy like a ri­ver flows,
And brings sal­va­tion to our taste.

Life like a foun­tain, rich and free,
Springs from the pre­sence of my Lord;
And in Thy light our souls shall see
The glo­ries pro­mised in Thy Word.