1 Thee will I laud, my God and King,
and bless thy Name alway;
For ever will I praise the same,
and bless thee day by day.
2 Great is the Lord, most worthy praise,
his greatness none can reach;
From race to race they shall thy works
praise, and thy power preach.
3 I of thy glorious majesty
the beauty will record,
And meditate upon thy works
most wonderful, O Lord.
4 And they shall of thy pow'r, and of
thy faithful acts declare;
And I to publish all abroad
thy greatness will not spare;
5 And they into the mention shall
break of thy goodness great,
And aloud thy righteousness
in singing will repeat.
6 The Lord our God most gracious is
and merciful also,
Of great abounding mercy, and
to anger he is slow:
7 Yea, good to all; and all his works
His mercy doth exceed:
Lo, all thy works do praise thee, Lord
and honor thee indeed.
8 Thy saints do bless thee, and they do
thy kingdom's glory show,
And blaze thy pow'r, to cause the sons
of men the same to know:
The Second Part.
9 And of thy kingdom's majesty
do spread the glorious praise;
Thy kingdom, Lord, a kingdom is
that doth endure always;
10 And thy dominion through each age
endures without decay:
The Lord upholdeth them that fall,
their sliding he doth stay.
11 The eyes of all do wait on thee,
thou dost them all relieve,
And thou to each sufficing food
in season due dost give.
12 Thou openest thy plenteous hand,
and bounteously dost fill
All things whatever that do live
With gifts of thy good will.
13 The Lord is just in all his ways,
his works are holy all,
And he is near all those that do
in truth upon him call.
14 He the desires of all them
that fear him will fulfill,
And he will hear them when they cry,
and save them all he will.
15 The Lord preserves all those to him
that bear a loving heart;
But he all them that wicked are
will utterly subvert.
16 My thankful mouth shall gladly speak
the praises of the Lord:
All flesh to praise his holy Name
for ever shall accord.
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