Scripture Verse

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us. Psalm 67:1


Nahum Tate (1652–1715)

Words: From Sup­ple­ment to a New Ver­sion of the Psalms of Da­vid, by Na­hum Tate & Ni­cho­las Bra­dy, 1698.

Music: St. Tho­mas (Will­iams) Aar­on Will­iams, The New Uni­vers­al Psal­mo­dist 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bra­dy or Will­iams (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


To bless Thy chos­en race,
In mer­cy, Lord, in­cline;
And cause the bright­ness of Thy face
On all Thy saints to shine.

That so Thy won­drous way
May through the world be known;
While dist­ant lands their hom­age pay,
And Thy sal­va­tion own.

Let all the na­tions join
To ce­le­brate Thy fame;
And all the world, O Lord, com­bine
To praise Thy glo­ri­ous name.