Scripture Verse

According to Thy name, O God, so is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Thy right hand is full of righteousness. Psalm 48:10


Isaac Watts

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The beau­ty of the Church; or, Gos­pel wor­ship and or­der.

Music: Gar­den City Ho­ra­tio W. Par­ker, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Horatio W. Parker


Far as Thy name is known,
The world declares Thy praise;
Thy saints, O Lord, before Thy throne,
Their songs of honor raise.

With joy let Judah stand
On Sion’s chosen hill,
Proclaim the wonders of Thy hand,
And counsels of Thy will.

Let strangers walk around
The city where we dwell,
Compass and view Thine holy ground,
And mark the building well;

The orders of Thy house,
The worship of Thy court,
The cheerful songs, the solemn vows,
And make a fair report.

How decent and how wise!
How glorious to behold!
Beyond the pomp that charms the eyes,
And rites adorned with gold.

The God we worship now
Will guide us till we die,
Will be our God while here below,
And ours above the sky.