Scripture Verse

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to Your name. Psalm 92:1–2


Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756–1791)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 251.

Music: Ell­es­die at­trib­ut­ed to Wolf­gang A. Moz­art (1756–1791). Ar­ranged by Hu­bert P. Main, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Hubert P. Main (1839–1925)


It is good to sing Thy prais­es
And to thank Thee, O Most High,
Showing forth Thy lov­ing­kind­ness
When the morn­ing lights the sky.
It is good when night is fall­ing
Of Thy faith­ful­ness to tell,
While with sweet, me­lo­di­ous prais­es,
Songs of ado­ra­tion swell.

Thou hast filled my heart with glad­ness
Through the works Thy hands have wrought;
Thou hast made my life vic­to­ri­ous,
Treat Thy works and deep Thy thought.
Thou, O Lord, on high ex­alt­ed,
Reignest ev­er­more in might;
All Thy en­emies shall per­ish,
Sin be ban­ished from Thy sight.

But the good shall live be­fore Thee,
Planted in Thy dwell­ing place.
Fruitful trees and ever ver­dant,
Nourished by Thy bound­less grace.
In His good­ness to the right­eous
God His right­eous­ness dis­plays;
God my rock, my strength and re­fuge,
Just and true are all His ways.