Scripture Verse

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2


William F. Sherwin (1826–1888)

Words: John S. B. Mon­sell, Hymns of Love and Praise 1863. The ver­sion be­low is ap­par­ent­ly Mon­sell’s re­vision from his 1873 Par­ish Hym­nal.

Music: Mon­sell (Sher­win) Will­iam F. Sher­win (1826–1888) (🔊 pdf nwc).

John S. B. Monsell (1811–1875)


Worship the Lord in the beau­ty of ho­li­ness,
Bow down be­fore Him, His glo­ry pro­claim;
Gold of obe­di­ence and in­cense of low­li­ness,
Bring and adore Him—the Lord is His name.

Low at His feet lay Thy bur­den of care­ful­ness,
High on His heart He will bear it for thee;
Comfort thy sor­rows
And an­swer thy pray­er­ful­ness,
Guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

Fear not to en­ter His courts in the slen­der­ness
Of the poor wealth thou wouldst reck­on as thine;
Truth in its beau­ty, and love in its ten­der­ness,
These are the of­fer­ings to lay on His shrine.

These though we bring them
In tremb­ling and fear­ful­ness,
He will ac­cept for the name that is dear,
Mornings of joy give for ev­en­ings of tear­ful­ness,
Trust for our tremb­ling, and hope for our fear.