Scripture Verse

All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing, He doeth according to His will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou? Daniel 4:35


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Ni­ca­ea John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)


God Most High, we praise You,
Honor, and ex­alt You.
You who live for­ev­er,
To You our song we raise.
Oh, how great Your signs, Lord;
Mighty are Your won­ders.
Eternal Rul­er, wor­thy of all praise!

Your end­ur­ing king­dom
Lasts for ge­ne­ra­tions.
Your do­min­ion is eter­nal,
And You rule all men.
You alone are liv­ing;
You en­dure for­ev­er.
Your king­dom, Lord,
Will ne­ver have an end.

All earth’s ma­ny peo­ples
You re­gard as no­thing.
You do as You please in
Heaven and on earth be­low.
None can ov­er­pow­er You;
None can hold Your hand back.
None dares to ask You
Why You act­ed so.

King of Heav’n, we praise You,
Glorify, ex­alt You.
Everything You do is right
And all Your ways are just.
All the proud and boast­ful
You can quick­ly hum­ble.
We bow be­fore You;
Lord, in You we trust.