Scripture Verse

[Men] shall abundantly utter the memory of Thy great goodness, and shall sing of Thy righteousness. Psalm 145:7


Nikolaus Hermann (1500–1561)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719.

Music: Her­mann Ni­ko­laus Her­mann, 1560 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


Sweet is the me­mo­ry of Thy grace,
My God, my heav’n­ly king;
Let age to age Thy right­eous­ness
In sounds of glo­ry sing.

God reigns on high, but not con­fines
His good­ness to the skies;
Through the whole earth His boun­ty shines,
And ev­ery want sup­plies.

With long­ing eyes Thy crea­tures wait
On Thee for dai­ly food;
Thy li­ber­al hand pro­vides their meat,
And fills their mouths with good.

How kind are Thy com­pass­ions, Lord!
How slow Thine an­ger moves!
But soon He sends His par­don­ing word
To cheer the souls He loves.

Creatures with all their end­less race
Thy power and praise pro­claim;
But saints that taste Thy rich­er grace
Delight to bless Thy name.