Scripture Verse

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn My glory into shame? How long will ye love vanity and seek after lies? Psalm 4:2


Words: Will­iam H. Bath­urst, Psalms and Hymns 1831, page 7.

Music: De­us Tuo­rum Mi­li­tum Gre­no­ble An­ti­phon­er, 1753 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William H. Bathurst (1796–1877)


How long will ye de­spise My name?
’Tis thus the God of mer­cy pleads;
And turn My glo­ry in­to shame,
And tri­umph in your ev­il deeds?

Search out your heart, and mend your ways,
That you may dwell with Me above;
Obedient faith, and thank­ful praise,
Such is the sac­ri­fice I love.

O Lord, while oth­ers in des­pair
Cry, Where is com­fort to be found?
I know that Thou wilt hear my pray­er,
And let my soul with peace be crowned.

Thy bless­ings are of last­ing worth,
Through end­less years Thy good­ness flows;
Vain are the rich­es of the earth
Compared with what Thy hand be­stows.

I will lie down, and calm­ly sleep,
For on Thy suc­cor I de­pend;
My soul in safe­ty Thou wilt keep,
And be my ne­ver fail­ing friend.