Scripture Verse

Thy lovingkindness is good. Psalm 69:16


Edward J. Hopkins (1818–1901)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 187.

Music: Ell­ers Ed­ward J. Hop­kins, in the Sup­ple­ment­al Tune-Book, by Ro­bert Brown-Borth­wick, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Thy lov­ing­kind­ness, Lord, is good and free,
In ten­der mer­cy turn Thou un­to me;
Hide not Thy face from me in my dis­tress,
In mer­cy hear my pray­er, Thy ser­vant bless.

Needy and sor­row­ful, to Thee I cry;
Let Thy sal­va­tion set my soul on high;
Then I will sing and praise Thy ho­ly name,
My thank­ful song Thy mer­cy shall pro­claim.

With joy the meek shall see my soul re­stored;
Your heart shall live, ye saints that seek the Lord;
He helps the needy and re­gards their cries,
Those in dis­tress the Lord will not des­pise.

Let Heav’n above His grace and glo­ry tell,
Let earth and sea and all that in them dwell;
Salvation to His peo­ple God will give,
And they that love His name with Him shall live.