Scripture Verse

O God, our fathers have told us, what work Thou didst in their days, in the times of old. Psalm 44:1


Nahum Tate

Words: From A New Ver­sion of the Psalms of Da­vid, by Na­hum Tate & Ni­cho­las Bra­dy, 1696.

Music: Stuke­ly ar­ranged from Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn (1809–1847) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Winchester Old, Es­te’s Psal­ter, 1592 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bra­dy (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Felix Mendelssohn


O Lord, our fathers oft have told,
In our attentive ears,
Thy wonders in their days performed,
And in more ancient years.

’Twas not their courage, or their sword,
To them salvation gave;
’Twas not their number or their strength
That did their country save.

But Thy right hand, Thy powerful arm,
Whose succor they implored—
Thy providence protected them,
Who Thy great name adored.

As Thee their God our fathers owned
So Thou art still our King;
O therefore as Thou didst to them,
To us deliverance bring.

To Thee the glory we ascribe,
From whom salvation came;
In God, our shield, we will rejoice,
And ever bless Thy name.