Scripture Verse

Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Psalm 150:2


John Fawcett
National Portrait Gallery


Words: John Faw­cett, Hymns Adapt­ed to the Cir­cum­stanc­es of Pub­lic Wor­ship and Pri­vate De­vo­tion (Leeds, England: G. Wright & Son, 1782), num­ber 42.

Music: An­drews John Black (1817–1871) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Black (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Infinite excellence Is Thine
Thou lovely Prince of grace!
Thy uncreated beauties shine
With never-fading rays.

Sinners from earth’s remotest end
Come bending at Thy feet;
To Thee their prayers and vows ascend;
In Thee their wishes meet.

Thy name as precious ointment shed,
Delights the Church around;
Sweetly the sacred odor spreads
Through all Immanuel’s ground.

Millions of happy spirits live
On Thy exhaustless store;
From Thee they all their bliss receive,
And still Thou givest more.

Thou are their triumph and their joy,
They find their all in Thee;
Thy glories will their tongues employ
To all eternity.