Scripture Verse

I will exalt You, my God the King. Psalm 145:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 397.

Music: Duke Street at­trib­ut­ed to John Hat­ton, 1793 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


O Lord, Thou art my God and king,
And I will ev­er bless Thy name.
I will ex­tol Thee ev­ery day,
And ev­er­more Thy praise pro­claim.

The Lord is great­ly to be praised.
His great­ness is be­yond our thoughts.
From age to age the sons of men
Shall tell the won­ders God has wrought.

Upon Thy glo­ri­ous ma­jes­ty
And won­drous works my mind shall dwell.
Thy deeds fill all the world with awe,
And of Thy great­ness I will tell.

Thy match­less good­ness and Thy grace
Thy peo­ple shall com­me­mo­rate,
And all Thy truth and right­eous­ness
My joy­ful song shall ce­le­brate.

The Lord our God is rich in grace,
Most ten­der and com­pas­sion­ate;
His an­ger is most slow to rise,
His lov­ing­kind­ness is most great.

The Lord is good in all His ways,
His crea­tures know His con­stant care;
To all His works His love ex­tends,
All men His ten­der mer­cies share.

Thy works shall give Thee thanks, O Lord,
Thy saints Thy migh­ty acts shall show,
Till o’er the earth the sons of men
Thy king­dom, pow­er and glo­ry know.

Eternal is Thy king­dom, Lord,
Forever strong and ev­er sure;
While ge­ne­ra­tions rise and die,
Shall Thy do­min­ion still en­dure.