Scripture Verse

This God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death. Psalm 48:14


Words: Ru­by Glenn, in Tell­ing Je­sus (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1922), num­ber 16.

Music: He Lead­eth Me Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, The Gold­en Cen­ser (New York: 1864) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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

William B. Bradbury (1816–1868)


We homage pay to Christ, our king
With grateful hearts our tribute bring;
He died upon dark Cal­va­ry,
His blood has cleansed and made me free.


We homage pay the Sav­ior true,
Who guides our feet along the way;
We homage pay because ’tis due,
Our Lord and king, through every day.

We homage pay in deepest love
The glo­ri­ous One who reigns above;
More perfectly His wondrous fame
To all the world we will pro­claim.


We homage pay before Thy throne,
Rejoiced to be in truth Thine own;
E’en though Thy name we praise, adore,
Each day we long to love Thee more.