Scripture Verse

I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, se­cond edi­tion, 1709, Book 3, num­ber 38. A Song of Praise to the Bless­ed Tri­ni­ty.

Music: Em­bry (Lay­ton) John T. Lay­ton, Sr., in The Af­ri­can Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Hymn and Tune Book (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­sylv­ania: Af­ri­can Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Book Con­cern, 1898), num­ber 699 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lay­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els, bet­ter than the one on his Findagrave page),

John T. Layton, Sr. (1847–1916)


I give im­mor­tal praise
To God the Fa­ther’s love,
For all my com­forts here,
And bet­ter hopes above:
He sent His own eter­nal Son,
To die for sins that man had done.

To God the Son be­longs
Immortal glo­ry too,
Who bought us with His blood
From ev­er­last­ing woe:
And now He lives, and now He reigns,
And sees the fruit of all His pains.

To God the Spir­it’s name
Immortal wor­ship give,
Whose new-cre­at­ing pow’r
Makes the dead sin­ner live;
His work com­pletes the great de­sign,
And fills the soul with joy di­vine.

Almighty God! to Thee
Be end­less hon­ors done,
The un­di­vid­ed Three,
And the mys­te­ri­ous One:
Where rea­son fails, with all her pow’rs,
There faith pre­vails, and love ad­ores.