Scripture Verse

Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised. Psalm 113:1–3


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The ma­jes­ty and con­des­cen­sion of God.

Music: Ado­ro Te (Barn­by) Jo­seph Barn­by, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Joseph Barnby (1838–1896)


Ye that de­light to serve the Lord,
The hon­ors of His name re­cord,
His sac­red name for ev­er bless;
Where’er the circ­ling sun dis­plays
His ris­ing beams, or set­ting rays,
Let lands and seas His pow­er con­fess.

Not time, nor na­ture’s nar­row rounds,
Can give His vast do­min­ion bounds,
The heav’ns are far be­low His height:
Let no cre­at­ed great­ness dare
With our eter­nal God com­pare,
Armed with His un­cre­at­ed might.

He bows His glo­ri­ous head to view
What the bright hosts of an­gels do,
And bends His care to mor­tal things;
His so­ve­reign hand ex­alts the poor,
He takes the nee­dy from the door,
And makes them com­pa­ny for kings.

When child­less fa­mi­lies des­pair,
He sends the bless­ing of an heir,
To res­cue their ex­pir­ing name;
The mo­ther, with a thank­ful voice,
Proclaims His prais­es and her joys:
Let ev­ery age ad­vance His fame.