Scripture Verse

Let the people praise Thee, O God.@Psalm 67:3

Words: An­na L. Bar­bauld, in Hymns for Pub­lic Wor­ship, by Will­iam En­field (War­ring­ton, Eng­land: 1772).

Music: Nur­em­berg, Jo­hann R. Ahle, 1664, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Anna L. Barbauld
(1743–1825)
© National Portrait Gallery

Praise to God, immortal praise,
For the love that crowns our days;
Bounteous source of every joy,
Let Thy praise our tongues employ.

Flocks that whiten all the plain;
Yellow sheaves of ripened grain;
Clouds that drop their fattening dews,
Suns that temperate warmth diffuse.

All that spring with bounteous hand
Scatters o’er the smiling land;
All that liberal autumn pours
From her rich o’erflowing stores.

These to Thee, my God, we owe,
Source whence all our blessings flow;
And for these my soul shall raise
Grateful vows and solemn praise.

Yet, should rising whirlwinds tear
From its stem the ripening ear;
Should the fig tree’s blasted shoot
Drop her green untimely fruit,

Should the vine put forth no more,
Nor the olive yield her store;
Though the sickening flocks should fall,
And the herds desert the stall,

Yet to Thee my soul shall raise
Grateful vows and solemn praise;
And, when every blessing’s flown
Love Thee for Thyself alone.