David's Psalm of praise.
First Version (C.M.)
^1I'll thee extol, my God, O King;
I'll bless thy name always.
^2Thee will I bless each day, and will
thy name for ever praise.
^3Great is the Lord, much to be prais'd;
his greatness search exceeds.
^4Race unto race shall praise thy works,
and shew thy mighty deeds.
^5I of thy glorious majesty
the honour will record;
I'll speak of all thy mighty works,
which wondrous are, O Lord.
^6Men of thine acts the might shall show,
thine acts that dreadful are;
And I, thy glory to advance,
thy greatness will declare.
^7The mem'ry of thy goodness great
they largely shall express;
With songs of praise they shall extol
thy perfect righteousness.
^8The Lord is very gracious,
in him compassions flow;
In mercy he is very great,
and is to anger slow.
^9The Lord Jehovah unto all
his goodness doth declare;
And over all his other works
his tender mercies are.
^10Thee all thy works shall praise, O Lord,
and thee thy saints shall bless;
^11They shall thy kingdom's glory show,
thy pow'r by speech express:
^12To make the sons of men to know
his acts done mightily,
And of his kingdom th' excellent
and glorious majesty.
^13Thy kingdom shall for ever stand,
thy reign through ages all.
^14God raiseth all that are bow'd down,
upholdeth all that fall.
^15The eyes of all things wait on thee,
the giver of all good;
And thou, in time convenient,
bestow'st on them their food:
^16Thine hand thou open'st lib'rally,
and of thy bounty gives
Enough to satisfy the need
of ev'ry thing that lives.
^17The Lord is just in all his ways,
holy in his works all.
^18God's near to all that call on him,
in truth that on him call.
^19He will accomplish the desire
of those that do him fear:
He also will deliver them,
and he their cry will hear.
^20The Lord preserves all who him love,
that nought can them annoy:
But he all those that wicked are
will utterly destroy.
^21My mouth the praises of the Lord
to publish cease shall never:
Let all flesh bless his holy name
for ever and for ever.