Scripture Verse

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn My glory into shame? How long will ye love vanity and seek after lies? Psalm 4:2


Words: Will­iam H. Bath­urst, Psalms and Hymns 1831, page 7.

Music: De­us Tu­o­rum Mil­i­tum Gre­no­ble An­ti­phon­er, 1753 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William H. Bathurst


How long will ye despise My name?
’Tis thus the God of mercy pleads;
And turn My glory into shame,
And triumph in your evil deeds?

Search out your heart, and mend your ways,
That you may dwell with Me above;
Obedient faith, and thankful praise,
Such is the sacrifice I love.

O Lord, while others in despair
Cry, Where is comfort to be found?
I know that Thou wilt hear my prayer,
And let my soul with peace be crowned.

Thy blessings are of lasting worth,
Through endless years Thy goodness flows;
Vain are the riches of the earth
Compared with what Thy hand bestows.

I will lie down, and calmly sleep,
For on Thy succor I depend;
My soul in safety Thou wilt keep,
And be my never failing friend.