Scripture Verse

O God the Lord, for Thy name’s sake: because Thy mercy is good, deliver Thou me. Psalm 109:21


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 301. This source in­di­cates the words are part of a lar­ger hymn, but does not give the orig­in­al ti­tle.

Music: Fin­gal James S. An­der­son, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of An­der­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Lord, my God, for Thy name’s sake
In mercy deal with me;
Because Thy kindness is so great,
From trouble set me free.

O Thou who art my Lord and God,
Thy gracious help extend,
And for Thy loving-kindness’ sake
O save me and defend.

My voice shall greatly bless the Lord
And sing His worthy praise,
And I amid the multitude
My thankful song shall raise.

The Lord be praised, for ever near
The helpless poor He stands,
Protecting them with wondrous power
From their oppressors’ hands.