Scripture Verse

We have thought of Thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of Thy temple. Psalm 48:9

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 133.

Music: Win­der­mere (Kroe­ger) Er­nest R. Kroe­ger, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ernest R. Kroeger
1862–1934

Lyrics

Within Thy temple, Lord,
We think on mercies past;
Let earth all praise accord,
Long as Thy name shall last;
The righteous judgments of her king
Let Zion and her daughters sing.

About Mount Zion go,
Her towers and ramparts tell;
That ye her strength may know,
Mark her defenses well;
Her royal palaces behold
That ye her glories may unfold.

To all the coming race
Repeat the message o’er:
This mighty God of grace
Is ours forevermore;
Yea, He our Savior will abide
And unto death will be our guide.