Scripture Verse

Show us Your mercy, Lord, and grant us Your salvation. I will hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly. Psalm 85:7–8


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 232.

Music: Me­li­ta John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).


O Lord, to us Thy mer­cy show,
And Thy sal­va­tion now be­stow;
We wait to hear what God will say;
Peace to His peo­ple He will speak,
And to His saints, but let them seek
No more in fol­ly’s path to stray.

His sav­ing help is sure­ly near
To those His ho­ly name that fear;
Thus glo­ry dwells in all our land.
Now hea­ven­ly truth unites with grace,
And right­eous­ness and peace em­brace;
In full ac­cord they ev­er stand.

Truth spring­ing forth the earth shall crown,
And right­eous­ness from Hea­ven look down,
And God on us His good­ness shed;
Our land shall then with plen­ty flow,
Before Him right­eous­ness shall go,
And cause us in His steps to tread.