Scripture Verse

Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Psalm 103:1


John Goss (1800–1880)

Words: Hen­ry F. Lyte, Spi­rit of the Psalms 1834. This hymn was sung at the wed­ding of the fu­ture Queen Eli­za­beth II of Bri­tain, in West­min­ster Ab­bey, Lon­don, 1947.

Music: Lau­da Ani­ma John Goss, in Sup­ple­men­tal Hymn and Tune Book, third edi­tion with new Ap­pen­dix, by Ro­bert Brown-Borth­wick, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Henry F. Lyte (1793–1847)


Praise, my soul, the King of Hea­ven;
To His feet thy trib­ute bring!
Ransomed, healed, re­stored, for­giv­en,
Who like me His praise should sing?
Praise Him! praise Him!
Praise the ev­er­last­ing King!

Praise Him for His grace and fa­vor
To our fa­thers in dis­tress!
Praise Him still the same for ev­er,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless!
Praise Him! praise Him!
Glorious in His faith­ful­ness.

Fatherlike He tends and spares us;
Well our fee­ble frame He knows.
In His hands He gent­ly bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes.
Praise Him! praise Him!
Widely as His mer­cy flows!

Frail as sum­mer’s flower we flour­ish;
Blows the wind, and it is gone;
But while mor­tals rise and per­ish,
God en­dures un­chang­ing on,
Praise Him, praise Him!
Praise the high eter­nal One!

Angels, help us to adore Him;
Ye be­hold Him face to face:
Sun and moon, bow down be­fore Him,
Dwellers all in time and space.
Alleluia! Al­le­lu­ia!
Praise with us the God of grace!