Scripture Verse

Praise waiteth for Thee, O God, in Zion: and unto Thee shall the vow be performed. Psalm 65:1

Introduction

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Nahum Tate
(1652–1715)

Words: Na­hum Tate & Ni­cho­las Bra­dy, 1696.

Music: Duke Street at­trib­ut­ed to John Hat­ton, 1793 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

For Thee, O God, our constant praise
In Zion waits, Thy chosen seat;
Our promised altars we will raise,
And there our zealous vows complete.

O Thou, who to my humble prayer
Didst always bend Thy listening ear,
To Thee shall all mankind repair,
And at Thy gracious throne appear.

Our sins, though numberless, in vain,
To stop Thy flowing mercy try;
Whilst Thou o’erlook’st the guilty stain,
And washest out the crimson dye.

Blest is the man, who, near Thee placed,
Within Thy sacred dwelling lies!
While we, at humbler distance, taste
The vast delights Thy temple gives.