Scripture Verse

I will extol Thee, my God, O King, and I will bless Thy name for ever and ever. Psalm 145:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 394.

Music: No­el, tra­di­tion­al air, ar­ranged by Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Arthur S. Sullivan (1842–1900)


I will ex­tol Thee, O my God,
And praise Thee, O my king;
Yea, ev­ery day and ev­er­more
Thy prais­es will I sing.
Great is the Lord, our migh­ty God,
And great­ly to be praised;
His great­ness is un­search­able,
Above all glo­ry raised.

Each ge­ne­ra­tion to the next
Shall tes­ti­mony bear,
And to Thy praise, from age to age,
Thy won­drous acts de­clare;
Upon Thy glo­ri­ous ma­jes­ty
And hon­or I will dwell,
And all Thy grand and glo­ri­ous works
And all Thy great­ness tell.

Thy migh­ty acts and ter­ri­ble
Shall men with awe con­fess;
Of Thy great good­ness they shall sing
And per­fect right­eous­ness.
Most gra­cious and com­pas­sion­ate
Is God who reigns above;
His wrath is ev­er slow to rise,
Un­bound­ed is His love.