Scripture Verse

Blessed be Thy glorious Name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. Nehemiah 9:5


Joseph Proud (1745–1826)

Words: Jo­seph Proud, The Liturgy of the New Church (Bal­ti­more, Ma­ry­land: Sam­uel & John Ad­ams, 1792), num­ber 27.

Music: Mear, old Eng­lish tune, ar­ranged by Aar­on Will­iams, 1762 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Now blessing, honor, glo­ry, praise
By angel hosts are sung;
The saints below their voices raise,
And join the heav’nly throng.

Adored be He who comes to bless
The nations with His love;
To show His truth and right­eous­ness,
And every cloud remove.

Blessèd be He who comes to reign
In Zion’s happy land:
Jerusalem is built again,
And shall for­ev­er stand.

No more His kingdom shall decay,
No more the temple fall;
Here Je­sus reigns with endless sway,
The King and Lord of all.