Scripture Verse

The king shall joy in Thy strength, O Lord. Psalm 21:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 45.

Music: La­ta­kia Ed­ward G. Tay­lor, 1860 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Tay­lor (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Now the king in Thy strength
Shall be joyful, O Lord,
Thy salvation shall make him rejoice;
For the wish of his heart
Thou didst freely accord,
The request of his suppliant voice.

All the blessings of goodness
Thou freely didst give;
With the purest of gold he is crowned;
When he asked of Thee life,
Thou hast made Him to live
While the ages shall circle around.

Through salvation from Thee
Has his fame spread abroad
Thou didst glory and honor impart;
Thou hast made him most blessèd
Forever, O God,
And Thy presence has gladdened his heart.

For the king in the strength
Of Jehovah most high
Did unwavering confidence place;
On the name of Jehovah
He still will rely,
And shall stand evermore in His grace.

By the hand of Thy might
And Thy anger destroyed
All Thy foes and their offspring shall fail;
By the evil they planned
And the craft they employed,
They shall never against Thee prevail.

Thou they plotted their schemes
Against Thee and Thy might,
In their purpose they cannot succeed;
Thou wilt certainly make them
Turn backward in flight,
For Thine arrows are ready to speed.

Be Thou then high exalted,
our God,
And arise in the weight of Thy might;
We shall sing of Thy strength
And omnipotent rod;
In Thy praises shall be our delight.