Scripture Verse

What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? Psalm 116:12


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Vows made in trou­ble paid in church; or, pub­lic thanks for pri­vate de­liv­er­ance.

Music: Al­ba­no Vin­cent F. No­vel­lo (1781–1861) (🔊 pdf nwc). First pub­lished in the ap­pen­dix to Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1868, from No­vel­lo’s orig­in­al man­us­cript.

Alternate Tune:

Vincent Novello (1781–1861)
National Portrait Gallery



What shall I ren­der to my God
For all His kind­ness shown?
My feet shall vi­sit Thine abode,
My songs ad­dress Thy throne.

Among the saints that fill Thine house
My of­fer­ings shall be paid;
There shall my zeal per­form the vows
My soul in ang­uish made.

How much is mer­cy Thy de­light,
Thou ev­er bless­èd God!
How dear Thy ser­vants in Thy sight!
How pre­cious is their blood!

How hap­py all Thy ser­vants are!
How great Thy grace to me!
My life, which thou hast made Thy care,
Lord, I de­vote to Thee.

Now I am Thine, for­ev­er Thine,
Nor shall my pur­pose move
Thy hand hath loosed my bonds of pain,
And bound me with Thy love.

Here in Thy courts I leave my vow,
And Thy rich grace re­cord;
Witness, ye saints, who hear me now,
If I for­sake the Lord.