Scripture Verse

I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. Psalm 34:1


Isaac Watts

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. God’s care of the saints; or, de­liv­er­ance by pray­er.

Music: Brock­ham Jer­e­mi­ah Clarke, Di­vine Com­pan­ion, se­cond ed­i­tion, 1707 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

  • Ballington, Lo­well Ma­son, Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844), page 48 (🔊 pdf nwc)
  • Carmi, Lo­well Ma­son, The Mo­dern Psal­mist (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1839), page 53 (🔊 pdf nwc)
Jeremiah Clarke
ca. 1659–1707


Lord, I will bless Thee all my days,
Thy praise shall dwell upon my tongue;
My soul shall glory in Thy grace,
While saints rejoice to hear the song.

Come, magnify the Lord with me,
Come, let us all exalt His name;
I sought th’eternal God, and He
Has not exposed my hope to shame.

I told Him all my secret grief,
My secret groaning reached His ears;
He gave my inward pains relief,
And calmed the tumult of my fears.

To Him the poor lift up their eyes,
Their faces feel the heav’nly shine;
A beam of mercy from the skies
Fills them with light and joy divine.

His holy angels pitch their tents
Around the men that serve the Lord;
O fear and love Him, all His saints,
Taste of His grace, and trust His Word.

The wild young lions, pinched with pain
And hunger roar through all the wood;
But none shall seek the Lord in vain,
Nor want supplies of real good.