Scripture Verse

I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. Psalm 111:1


William Gardiner (1770–1853)
British Museum

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 304.

Music: Ger­ma­ny, in Sac­red Me­lo­dies, by Will­iam Gar­di­ner, 1815 (🔊 pdf nwc).


O give the Lord whole-heart­ed praise,
To Him thanks­giving I will bring;
With all His people I will raise
My voice and of His glo­ry sing.

His saints de­light to search and trace
His migh­ty works and won­drous ways;
Majestic glo­ry, bound­less grace,
And right­eous­ness His work dis­plays.

The won­drous works that God has wrought
His peo­ple ev­er keep in mind;
His works with grace and mer­cy fraught,
Revealing that the Lord is kind.

God’s pro­mise shall for­ev­er stand,
He cares for those who trust His Word;
Upon His saints His migh­ty hand
The wealth of na­tions has con­ferred.

His works are true and just in­deed,
His pre­cepts are for­ev­er sure;
In truth and right­eous­ness de­creed,
They shall for­ev­er­more en­dure.

From Him His saints’ re­demp­tion came;
His cov’nant sure no change can know;
Let all re­vere His ho­ly name
In Heav’n above and earth be­low

In re­ver­ence and god­ly fear
Man finds the gate to wis­dom’s ways;
The wise His ho­ly name re­vere;
Through end­less ages sound His praise.