Scripture Verse

Praise waiteth for Thee, O God. Psalm 65:1


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Sun­ny-Side Songs, by How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1893), page 3.

Music: We Praise Thee W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


We praise Thee, we bless Thee, our fa­ther and friend,
O let our de­vo­tions be­fore Thee as­cend;
In youth and in child­hood, to­ge­ther we come,
To pray that Thy will in our hearts may be done.

We thank Thee for bless­ings re­ceived ev­ery day,
For which Thou hast taught us un­ceas­ing to pray;
But O, for the trea­sures Thy Word hath in store,
Thy name, O our Fa­ther, we bless and adore.

Protect us—de­fend us from sin and from harm,
And ga­ther, dear Shep­herd, the lambs with Thy arms.
O nour­ish and strength­en our souls now in youth
With mer­cy and wis­dom and good­ness and truth.