Scripture Verse

I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify Thy name for evermore. For great is Thy mercy toward me: and Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. Psalm 86:12–13


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 234.

Music: Calm John B. Dykes (1823–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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O Lord, my God, my joy­ful heart
Will give Thee praise for ev­er­more,
For rich in grace to me Thou art,
My soul from death Thou didst re­store.

O God, the proud against me rise,
The wick­ed who de­light in strife;
They set not Thee be­fore their eyes,
They seek to take away my life.

In Thee, O Lord, all grace is found,
Thy peo­ple shall Thy mer­cy know;
Thy truth and good­ness still abound,
To wrath and ang­er Thou art slow.

In mer­cy turn and look on me,
Thy servant true, Thy chos­en one;
Let me Thy great sal­va­tion see,
And strength­en me my course to run.

Some to­ken of Thy love be­stow,
Which they who hate me now may see;
Let all, O Lord, be brought to know
That Thou dost help and com­fort me.