Scripture Verse

He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Psalm 121:3


Words: John Thom­son, in Asp­land’s Col­lect­ion, 1810.

Music: Bart­lett Mar­lo L. Bart­lett (1847–1919) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Thom­son or Bart­lett (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jehovah, God, Thy gra­cious pow­er,
On ev­ery hand we see;
Oh, may the bless­ings of each hour
Lead all our thoughts to Thee.

Thy pow­er is in the ocean deeps,
And reach­es to the skies;
Thine eye of mer­cy ne­ver sleeps,
Thy good­ness ne­ver dies.

From morn till noon, till lat­est eve,
Thy hand, O God, we see;
And all the bless­ings we re­ceive,
Proceed alone from Thee.

In all the va­ry­ing scenes of time,
On Thee our hopes de­pend;
Through ev­ery age, in ev­ery clime,
Our Fa­ther, and our friend.