Scripture Verse

Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. Psalm 73:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 204.

Music: Ol­iv­et (Ma­son) Lo­well Ma­son, 1831 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


O God, how good Thou art
To all the pure of heart,
Though life seems vain.
Burdened with anxious care,
I groped in dark despair,
Till in Thy house of prayer,
All was made plain.

Ever, O Lord, with Thee,
All shall be well with me,
Held by Thy hand.
And Thou wilt guide my feet
By Thine own counsel sweet,
Till I, for glo­ry meet,
In glo­ry stand.

In earth or Hea­ven above
Who is there that I love
Compared with Thee?
My heart may faint with fears,
But God my strength appears,
And will to endless years
My portion be.

O it is good that I
May still to God draw nigh,
As oft before.
The Lord Je­ho­vah blessed,
My refuge and my rest,
Shall be in praised confessed