Scripture Verse

I will pay Thee my vows, which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble. Psalm 66:13–14


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Praise to God for hear­ing pray­er.

Music: Na­ti­vi­ty Hen­ry La­hee, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of La­hee (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Now shall my solemn vows be paid
To that Almighty Power,
That heard the long requests I made
In my distressful hour.

My lips and cheerful heart prepare
To make His mercies known;
Come ye that fear my God, and hear
The wonders He has done.

When on my head huge sorrows fell,
I sought His heav’nly aid;
He saved my sinking soul from hell,
And death’s eter­nal shade.

If sin lay covered in my heart,
While prayer employed my tongue,
The Lord had shown me no regard,
Nor I His praises sung.

But God (His name be ever blest)
Has set my spirit free;
Nor turned from Him my poor request,
Nor turned His heart from me.