Scripture Verse

How great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men! Psalm 31:19


Hans G. Nägeli

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 35: Rel­ish­ing the di­vine good­ness. Some hym­nals change the first line to In­dul­gent Lord, Thy good­ness reigns.

Music: Le­ni, Hans G. Nä­ge­li (1773–1836). Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, 1844 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Frenor, in Car­mi­na Sac­ra, by Lo­well Ma­son (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844), page 56 (🔊 pdf nwc)
Philip Doddridge


Triumphant Lord, Thy goodness reigns
Thro’ all the wide, celestial plains;
And its full streams redundant flow,
Down to th’abodes of men below.

Thro’ nature’s works its glories shine;
The cares of providence are Thine;
And grace erects our ruined frame,
A fairer temple to Thy name.

Oh, give to every human heart
To taste and feel how good Thou art!
With grateful love and holy fear,
To know how blest Thy children are.

Let nature burst into a song,
Ye echoing hills, the note prolong;
Earth, seas and stars, your anthems raise,
All vocal with your maker’s praise.

Ye saints, with joy the theme pursue,
Its sweetest notes belong to you;
Chose by this condescending King,
For ever round His throne to sing.