Scripture Verse

I will extol Thee, O Lord; for Thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. Psalm 30:1


Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1749, vol­ume 1, num­ber 192. Writ­ten af­ter a de­liv­er­ance.

Music: Fran­ces James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



Jesus, Thy sav­ing name I bless,
Delivered out of my dis­tress,
Thy faith­ful­ness I prove;
I mag­ni­fy Thy mer­cy’s pow­er;
My re­fuge in the try­ing hour
Was Thy al­migh­ty love.

Snatched from the rage of cru­el men,
Brought up out of the li­on’s den,
And thro’ the burn­ing flame:
Jesus, Thine out­stretched hand I see,
Might, wis­dom, strength as­cribe to Thee,
And bless Thy sav­ing name.

Hereby Thou fa­vor­est me, I know,
Because Thou wouldst not let the foe
My hunt­ed soul de­stroy;
Better than life Thy fa­vor is,
’Tis pure de­light, and per­fect bliss,
And ev­er­last­ing joy.

Saved by a mi­ra­cle of grace,
Lord, I with thank­ful heart em­brace
The tok­en of Thy love:
This, this, the com­fort­able sign,
That I the first born church shall join,
And bless Thy name above.