I will praise Thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto Thee. Psalm 138:1
Words: Paraphrase of Psalm 138, in the Sabbath-School Psalmodist (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1872), page 23.
With all my heart I’ll praise Thy name,
Before the gods Thy praise proclaim;
I’ll worship in Thy holy place,
And praise Thee for Thy truth and grace.
For Thou o’er all Thy name, O Lord,
Hast magnified Thy faithful word;
Thou didst me answer when I cried,
Thou hast my soul with strength supplied.
All kings of earth shall give Thee praise,
When from Thy mouth they learn Thy ways;
They in Jehovah’s ways shall sing,
For great in glory is our king.
The Lord, though high, respects the low;
But He the proud far off doth know;
Though waves of trouble round me roll,
Thou, Lord, wilt yet revive my soul.
My foes enraged, my way withstand;
Against them Thou wilt stretch Thy hand,
Thine own right hand shall set me free,
And perfect make Thy work for me.
O Lord, Thy mercy never ends,
Throughout all ages it extends,
Then on Thy servant pity take,
Thine own hands’ works do not forsake.