Scripture Verse

The king shall joy in Thy strength, O Lord, and in Thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! Psalm 21:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 46.

Music: Fal­con­er Al­ex­an­der B. Mor­ton, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mor­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


The King rejoiceth in Thy strength,
In Thy salvation, Lord, Most High,
For Thou hast filled His heart’s desire,
His prayer Thy love doth not deny.

A kingly crown Thou givest Him,
Thy blessings meet Him on His ways,
He asked for life, and unto Him
Thou gave endless length of days.

With majesty and honor crowned,
How great His glory in Thy grace!
Forever blest, Thou makest Him
With joy to live before Thy face.

The King doth in Jehovah trust,
His loving-kindness He hath proved;
Confiding in the Lord Most High
He standeth evermore unmoved.