My heart standeth in awe of Thy Word. Psalm 119:161
Words: From the Exeter Collection. Julian lists two hymns by this title: One by John Thompson (1783–1818), which appeared in Aspland’s Collection in 1810, & another by Ottiwell Heginbothom (1744–1768) (sometimes given as Now Let My Soul, Eternal King). Julian describes Heginbothom’s version as
Praise of the Gospel, which seems to fit the words shown below.
If you know the author, would you ?
To Thee, my heart, eternal King,
Would now its thankful tribute bring;
To Thee its humble homage raise
In songs of ardent, grateful, praise.
All nature shows Thy boundless love,
In worlds below and worlds above;
But in Thy blessèd Word I trace
The richer glories of Thy grace.
Here what delightful truths are giv’n;
Here Jesus shows the way to Heav’n;
His name salutes my listening ear,
Revives my heart, and checks my fear.
For love like this, O may our song
Through endless years Thy praise prolong;
And distant climes Thy name adore,
Till time and nature are no more.