Scripture Verse

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1


Henry F. Lyte (1793–1847)

Words: Hen­ry F. Lyte, The Spi­rit of the Psalms 1834.

Music: St. Anne Will­iam Croft, 1708 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

William Croft (1678–1727)


The mercies of my God and King
My tongue shall still pursue:
O happy they who, while they sing
Those mercies, share them too!

As bright and lasting as the sun,
As lofty as the sky,
From age to age Thy truth shall run,
And chance and change defy.

The covenant of the King of kings
Shall stand for ever sure;
And ’neath the shadow of Thy wings
Thy saints repose secure.

Thine is the earth, and Thine the skies,
Created at Thy will:
The waves at Thy command arise,
At Thy command are still.

In earth below, in Heav’n above,
Who, who is Lord like Thee?
O spread the Gos­pel of Thy love
Till all Thy glories see.