Scripture Verse

I will exalt You, my God the King; I will praise Your name forever and ever. Psalm 145:1


Francis S. Key

Words: Fran­cis S. Key, 1832.

Music: Dar­wall’s 148th John Dar­wall, in The New Un­i­ver­sal Psal­mo­dist, by Aar­on Will­iams, 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Dar­wall (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Mount Shasta from Castle Lake
Thomas Hill (1829–1908)


Before the Lord we bow,
The God who reigns above,
And rules the world below,
Boundless in power and love.
Our thanks we bring in joy and praise,
Our hearts we raise
To Heaven’s high King.

The nation Thou hast blest
May well Thy love declare,
From foes and fears at rest,
Protected by Thy care.
For this fair land, for this bright day,
Our thanks we pay,
Gifts of Thy hand.

May every mountain height,
Each vale and forest green,
Shine in Thy Word’s pure light,
And its rich fruits be seen!
May every tongue be tuned
To praise, and join to raise
A grateful song.

Earth, hear thy Maker’s voice,
Thy great Redeemer own;
Believe, obey, rejoice,
And worship Him alone.
Cast down thy pride,
Thy sin deplore and bow before
The Crucified.

And when in power He comes,
O may our native land,
From all its rending tombs,
Send forth a glorious band.
A countless throng, ever to sing
To Heaven’s high King
Salvation’s song.