Scripture Verse

Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto Thee do we give thanks: for that Thy name is near Thy wondrous works declare. Psalm 75:1

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Will­iam S. Tow­ers, in A Ver­sion of the Psalms, by the Late Will­iam Sam­u­el Towe­rs, Esq. (Lon­don: H. Rey­nell, 1811), pag­es 105–06.

Music: Sar­ah Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

To Thee, O God! our thanks we rear,
To Thee our thanks and prayer;
For that Thy name is ever near,
Thy wondrous works declare.

I’ll judge uprightly, when our train
In due assembly stand;
Tho’ weak the earth, I will sustain
The pillars of the land.

Already to th’unwise I cry,
“Ah! why thus madly deal;
Or why, your horn exalted high,
Such bold presumption feel?

Raise not your horn, nor with rude mouth
Dispense your impious lies;
For not from east, or west, or south,
Shall your promotion rise.

And why? our judge is God alone,
He governs by His will:
He pulls the mighty from their throne,
Their place while others fill.

Red and well mixed, within His hand
He bears a deadly cup:
The dregs, the wicked at command
Shall suck and swallow up.

But I’ll the Lord of Jacob bless,
His name for ever praise;
The unrighteous’ horns will I depress,
The righteous I will raise.