Scripture Verse

My praise shall be of Thee in the great congregation. Psalm 22:25


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright­est and Best, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1875), num­ber 24.

Music: Pen­ang Ches­ter G. All­en (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


God our Fa­ther! we would praise Thee,
For Thy lov­ing smile to­day;
In Thy mer­cy wilt Thou keep us,
As we go from hence away.


Hallowed be Thy name for ev­er,
May Thy glo­ri­ous king­dom come;
As in Heav’n Thy saints adore Thee,
So on earth Thy will be done.

God our Sav­ior! we be­seech Thee,
Take us now be­neath Thy care;
Grant to each and all Thy bless­ing,
While we leave this house of pray­er.


God the Spir­it! be our com­fort;
Keep our minds in per­fect peace;
Make our hum­ble hearts Thy dwell­ing,
More and more our faith in­crease.


God the Fa­ther, Son and Spir­it;
One triune, ex­alt­ed Lord!
Thou, the Al­pha and Ome­ga,
Thou the ev­er­last­ing Word.