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