Scripture Verse

The works of the Lord are great, sought out by all them that have pleasure therein. His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endureth for ever. Psalm 111:2-3


Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998, alt. (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Ivo­ry Pal­ac­es Hen­ry Bar­ra­clough, 1915 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Henry Barraclough (1891–1983)


Lord, I ex­tol You with all my heart
And pub­lic­ly give praise.
How great Your works: I de­light in them all
And pon­der them all my days.


Oh, how ma­jes­tic and glo­ri­ous
Are all Your deeds and ways!
Holy and awe­some is Your name,
Worthy of all my praise!

Your right­eous­ness will en­dure fore’er,
Your won­ders come to mind.
O Lord, You’re gra­cious, com­pas­sion­ate e’er,
Providing for all man­kind.


Your co­ve­nant You or­dained for­e’er;
Your works are faith­ful, just.
In awe we see Your migh­ty pow­er;
Your pre­cepts I will trust.


Your works are stead­fast for­ev­er­more,
Upon Your love they rest;
Redemption You have pro­vid­ed Your flock;
Forever are we blest.


The fear of God is where know­ledge starts.
For all who keep Your ways,
Lord, wis­dom, un­der­stand­ing You give—
Let us give eter­nal praise!