Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord. Psalm 106:1


Johann S. Bach (1685–1750)

Words: Tho­mas H. Kin­go, 1689 (Lov og Tak og ev­ig Aere). Trans­lat­ed from Dan­ish to Eng­lish by Kris­ten R. Kvamme and oth­ers, 1904.

Music: Freu dich sehr Trente Quatre Pseaumes de Da­vid (Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land: 1551). Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach (1685–1750) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Thomas H. Kingo (1634–1703)



Praise to Thee and ado­ra­tion,
Blessèd Je­sus, Son of God,
Who, to serve Thine own cre­ation,
Didst par­take of flesh and blood.
Teach me that I ne­ver may
From Thy fold or pas­tures stray,
But with zeal and joy ex­ceed­ing
Follow where Thy steps are lead­ing.

Let me ne­ver, Lord, for­sake Thee,
E’en though bit­ter pain and strife
On my way shall ov­er­take me;
But may I through all my life
Walk in fer­vent love to Thee,
In all woes for com­fort flee
To Thy birth, Thy death, and pas­sion,
Till I see Thy full sal­va­tion.