Scripture Verse

Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2


Words: James Max­well (1720–1800).

Music: John W. Mc­Gar­vey, Jr. (1829–1911) (🔊 pdf nwc).

John W. McGarvey, Jr.


How shall I my Savior set forth?
How shall I His beauties declare?
Or how shall I speak of His worth,
Or what His chief dignities are?


O wonderful love! O wonderful love!
O wonderful, wonderful love,
My Savior showed to me.

Tho’ once He was nailed to the cross,
Vile rebels like me to set free,
His glory sustainèd no loss,
Eternal His kingdom shall be.


O sinners! believe and adore
This Savior, so rich to redeem;
No creature can ever explore
The treasure of goodness in Him.


Come, all ye who see yourselves lost,
And feel yourselves burdened with sin,
Draw near while with terror you’re tossèd,
Obey, and your peace shall begin.