Scripture Verse

Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Thy glory be above all the earth. Psalm 57:5


Words: Will­iam Wrang­ham, A New Me­tri­cal Ver­sion of the Psalms 1829.

Music: Ab­id­jan Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner, Fa­mous Gos­pel Hymns (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bi­ble Ins­ti­tute Col­port­age As­so­ci­a­tion, 1907), num­ber 48 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Daniel B. Towner


Eternal God, celestial King,
Exalted be Thy glorious name;
Let hosts in Heav’n Thy praises sing,
And saints on earth Thy love proclaim!


Awake, my tongue! awake, my lyre!
With morning’s earliest dawn arise,
To songs of joy my soul inspire,
And swell your music to the skies!

My heart is fixed on Thee, my God;
I rest my hope on Thee alone;
I’ll spread Thy sacred truths abroad;
To all mankind Thy love make known.


With those who in Thy grace abound,
To Thee I’ll raise my thankful voice
Till every land the earth around
Shall hear, and in Thy name rejoice.