Scripture Verse

My king and my God. Psalm 84:3


Words: George H. Badg­er, 1910.

Music: St. Mi­chael tune by Lou­is Bour­geois in the French Ge­ne­van Psal­ter, 1551. Adapt­ed by Will­iam Crotch in his Psalm Tunes, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

William Crotch (1775–1847)


O Thou who art my king,
Submissive to Thy law,
I yield my soul, unquestioning,
In reverential awe.

Father, who art in Hea­ven,
Helpless I lean on Thee,
And trust, each day, grace may be given
To meet earth’s poverty.

O Comrade of life’s way,
With all my strength I rise,
Eager with Thee to serve each day,
In love’s blest enterprise.

More dear than yielding will,
Or faith’s humility,
O God, is this deep-pulsing thrill
Of comradeship with Thee.