Scripture Verse

I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.@Psalm 34:1–4
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Susan H. Peterson
(1950–2004)

Words: Adapt­ed from Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 2000 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Christ­mas Song Karl P. Har­ring­ton, 1904 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Karl P. Harrington
(1861–1953)

I extol you, O Lord,
Hear the praises I voice;
As I boast in my God,
O you troubled, rejoice.
Come and glorify Him
And exalt His great name:
He delivers from guilt
And removes all our shame.

Those who look to the Lord
Shine with radiant light,
For He hears every cry,
And He saves from each plight;
And the angel of God
Camps around those who fear:
Taste and see, God is good—
He will dry every tear.

O how blessèd are they
Who take refuge in God.
Fear the Lord, you His saints,
And you’ll never lack good.
If you love life and wish
To see many good days,
Turn from evil, do good,
Seek the peace of God’s ways.

For the eyes of the Lord
On the righteous do stay,
And His ear hears their cry;
He’s attentive always.
But the face of the Lord
Is against evil men.
They’ll be cut off; no memory
Of them will remain.

When the righteous cry out,
The Lord hears every prayer.
He delivers them from all
Their trouble and care.
For the Lord e’er is close
To the broken in heart,
And He saves all whose spirits
Are crushed by their lot.

Though the righteous may have
Every trouble and grief,
God delivers from all,
Gives protection, relief.
All the foes of the righteous
He’ll surely condemn,
But the Lord redeems all
Who take refuge in Him.