Scripture Verse

Sing aloud unto God our strength. Psalm 81:1w


Thomas A. Arne (1710–1778)

Words: Har­ri­et Au­ber (1773–1862).

Music: Ar­ling­ton Tho­mas A. Arne, 1762. Ar­ranged by Ralph Har­ris­on, 1784 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten,

Harriet Auber (1773–1862)


O God, our strength, to Thee our song
With grate­ful hearts we raise;
To Thee, and Thee alone, belong
All wor­ship, love and praise.

In trou­ble’s dark and stor­my hour
Thine ear hath heard our pray­er;
And gra­cious­ly Thine arm of pow­er
Hath saved us from des­pair.

And Thou, O ever gra­cious Lord,
Wilt keep Thy pro­mise still,
If, meekly heark­en­ing to Thy Word,
We seek to do Thy will.

Led by the light Thy grace im­parts,
Ne’er may we bow the knee
To idols, which our way­ward hearts
Set up in­stead of Thee.

So shall Thy choic­est gifts, O Lord,
Thy faith­ful people bless;
For them shall earth its stores af­ford,
And Heav’n its hap­pi­ness.