Scripture Verse

Every day will I bless Thee; and I will praise Thy name forever and ever. Psalm 145:2


Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, se­cond ser­ies, 1861. These words come from Bo­nar’s long­er hymn, Not What These Hands Have Done.

Music: Praise Song Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn (1809–1847) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten,

Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)


I bless the Christ of God, I rest on love divine,
And with un­fal­ter­ing lip and heart, I call the Sav­ior mine.
His cross dis­pels each doubt; I bu­ry in His tomb
Each thought of un­be­lief and fear,
Each lin­ger­ing shade of gloom.

I praise the God of peace, I trust His truth and might;
He calls me His, I call Him mine, My God, my joy, my light.
In Him is on­ly good, in me is on­ly ill;
My ill but draws His good­ness forth,
And me He lov­eth still.

’Tis He who sav­eth me, and free­ly par­don gives;
I love because He lov­eth me; I live be­cause He lives;
My life with Him is hid, my death has passed away,
My clouds have melt­ed in­to light,
My mid­night in­to day.