Scripture Verse

[Men] shall abundantly utter the memory of Thy great goodness, and shall sing of Thy righteousness. Psalm 145:7


Nikolaus Hermann (1500–1561)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719.

Music: Her­mann Ni­ko­laus Her­mann, 1560 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


Sweet is the memory of Thy grace,
My God, my heav’nly king;
Let age to age Thy right­eous­ness
In sounds of glo­ry sing.

God reigns on high, but not confines
His goodness to the skies;
Through the whole earth His bounty shines,
And every want supplies.

With longing eyes Thy creatures wait
On Thee for daily food;
Thy liberal hand provides their meat,
And fills their mouths with good.

How kind are Thy compassions, Lord!
How slow Thine anger moves!
But soon He sends His pardoning word
To cheer the souls He loves.

Creatures with all their endless race
Thy power and praise pro­claim;
But saints that taste Thy richer grace
Delight to bless Thy name.