I will pay Thee my vows, which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble. Psalm 66:13–14
Words: Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David 1719.
Praise to God for hearing prayer.
Music: Nativity Henry Lahee, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Lahee (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Now shall my solemn vows be paid
To that Almighty Power,
That heard the long requests I made
In my distressful hour.
My lips and cheerful heart prepare
To make His mercies known;
Come ye that fear my God, and hear
The wonders He has done.
When on my head huge sorrows fell,
I sought His heav’nly aid;
He saved my sinking soul from hell,
And death’s eternal shade.
If sin lay covered in my heart,
While prayer employed my tongue,
The Lord had shown me no regard,
Nor I His praises sung.
But God (His name be ever blest)
Has set my spirit free;
Nor turned from Him my poor request,
Nor turned His heart from me.