Scripture Verse

Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2


Words: James Max­well (1720–1800).

Music: John W. Mc­Gar­vey, Jr. (1829–1911) (🔊 pdf nwc).

John W. McGarvey, Jr. (1829–1911)


How shall I my Sav­ior set forth?
How shall I His beau­ties de­clare?
Or how shall I speak of His worth,
Or what His chief dig­ni­ties are?


O won­der­ful love! O won­der­ful love!
O won­der­ful, won­der­ful love,
My Sav­ior showed to me.

Tho’ once He was nailed to the cross,
Vile re­bels like me to set free,
His glo­ry sus­tain­èd no loss,
Eternal His king­dom shall be.


O sin­ners! be­lieve and ad­ore
This Sav­ior, so rich to re­deem;
No crea­ture can ev­er ex­plore
The trea­sure of good­ness in Him.


Come, all ye who see your­selves lost,
And feel your­selves bur­dened with sin,
Draw near while with ter­ror you’re toss­èd,
Obey, and your peace shall be­gin.