Scripture Verse

My God, my king.@Psalm 68:24
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Henry F. Lyte
(1793–1847)

Words: Hen­ry F. Lyte, Po­ems Chief­ly Re­li­gious 1833 & 1845.

Music: Na­ture’s Voice Hen­ry Cow­ard, in The Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by George Booth (Lon­don: Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), page 41 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry Coward
(1849–1944)

My God, my king, Thy praise I sing,
My heart is all Thine own;
My highest powers, my choicest hours,
I yield to Thee alone.

My voice awake, thy part to take;
My soul, the concert join;
Till all around shall catch the sound,
And mix their hymns with mine.

But man is weak Thy praise to speak;
Your God, ye angels, sing;
’Tis yours to see, more near than we,
The glories of our king.

His truth and grace fill time and space;
As large His honors be
Till all that live their homage give
And praise my God with me.