Scripture Verse

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


William H. Havergal (1793–1870)

Words: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Book of Psalms, 1871.

Music: St. John (Par­ish) Par­ish Choir, 1851. At­trib­ut­ed to Will­iam H. Ha­ver­gal (🔊 pdf nwc).


Within Thy temple, Lord,
We on Thy mercies dwell;
Far as Thy name is known,
There doth Thy praise excel:
Thy praises sound through every land,
And right Thy scepter shall command.

Let Zion’s mount rejoice,
Let Judah’s daughters praise
The Lord with cheerful voice,
For judg­ment He displays;
Go round the walls on Zion’s mount,
Go round her splendors to recount.

The towers of Zion tell,
Her palaces survey,
Mark all her bulwarks well,
And to your children say:
This God for­ev­er shall abide,
E’en unto death, our God and guide.