Second Version (L.M.)
^1O Lord, thou art my God and King;
Thee will I magnify and praise:
I will thee bless, and gladly sing
Unto thy holy name always.
^2Each day I rise I will thee bless,
And praise thy name time without end.
^3Much to be prais'd, and great God is;
His greatness none can comprehend.
^4Race shall thy works praise unto race,
The mighty acts show done by thee.
^5I will speak of the glorious grace,
And honour of thy majesty;
Thy wondrous works I will record.
^6By men the might shall be extoll'd
Of all thy dreadful acts, O Lord:
And I thy greatness will unfold.
^7They utter shall abundantly
The mem'ry of thy goodness great;
And shall sing praises cheerfully,
Whilst they thy righteousness relate.
^8The Lord our God is gracious,
Compassionate is he also;
In mercy he is plenteous,
But unto wrath and anger slow.
^9Good unto all men is the Lord:
O'er all his works his mercy is.
^10Thy works all praise to thee afford:
Thy saints, O Lord, thy name shall bless.
^11The glory of thy kingdom show
Shall they, and of thy power tell:
^12That so men's sons his deeds may know,
His kingdom's grace that doth excel.
^13Thy kingdom hath none end at all,
It doth through ages all remain.
^14The Lord upholdeth all that fall,
The cast-down raiseth up again.
^15The eyes of all things, Lord, attend,
And on thee wait that here do live,
And thou, in season due, dost send
Sufficient food them to relieve.
^16Yea, thou thine hand dost open wide,
And ev'ry thing dost satisfy
That lives, and doth on earth abide,
Of thy great liberality.
^17The Lord is just in his ways all,
And holy in his works each one.
^18He's near to all that on him call,
Who call in truth on him alone.
^19God will the just desire fulfil
Of such as do him fear and dread:
Their cry regard, and hear he will,
And save them in the time of need.
^20The Lord preserves all, more and less,
That bear to him a loving heart:
But workers all of wickedness
Destroy will he, and clean subvert.
^21Therefore my mouth and lips I'll frame
To speak the praises of the Lord:
To magnify his holy name
For ever let all flesh accord.