1 O Lord, you are my God and King,
and I will ever bless your name;
I will extol you every day,
and evermore your praise proclaim.
You, Lord, are greatly to be praised;
your greatness is beyond our thought;
all generations shall tell forth
the mighty wonders you have wrought.
2 How rich in grace are you, O Lord,
full of compassion, merciful,
your anger always slow to rise;
your steadfast love you show to all,
for you are good in all your ways;
your creatures know your constant care.
To all your works your love extends;
all souls your tender mercies share.
3 Your works will give you thanks, O Lord;
your saints your mighty acts will show,
till all the peoples of the earth
your kingdom, power, glory know.
Eternal is your kingdom, Lord,
forever strong, forever sure;
while generations rise and die,
your high dominion will endure.
|First Line:||O Lord, you are my God and King|
|Title:||O Lord, You Are My God and King (Psalm 145)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 145; Exodus 34:6; Numbers 14:18; Isaiah 38:19|
|Topic:||Care of Creation; Kingdom of God; Praise1 more...|
|Source:||The New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1909, alt.|
|Composer:||C. Hubert H. Parry (1916)|
|Harmonizer:||Charles H. Webb (1987)|
|Copyright:||Harm. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House (admin. The Copyright Company)|
|Notes:||Guitar chords do not correspond with keyboard harmony.|
Although this paraphrase of Psalm 145 is abbreviated (the original psalm has a verse for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet), it maintains the tone of praise that characterizes the final six psalms. In fact, the whole book takes its Hebrew name, Tehillim (praises), from them.