Psalm 145:2. 1-7 11-13. First Part
The greatness of God.
Long as I live I’ll bless thy Name,
My King, my God of love;
My work and joy shall be the same
In the bright world above.
Great is the Lord, his power unknown,
And let his praise be great:
I’ll sing the honours of thy throne,
Thy works of grace repeat.
Thy grace shall dwell upon my tongue;
And while my lips rejoice,
The men that hear my sacred song
Shall join their cheerful voice.
Fathers to Sons shall teach thy Name,
And children learn thy ways;
Ages to come thy truth proclaim,
And nations sound thy praise.
Thy glorious deeds of ancient date
Shall thro’ the world be known;
Thine arm of power, thy heavenly state,
With public splendor shown.
The world is manag’d by thy hands,
Thy saints are rul’d by love;
And thine eternal kingdom stands,
Tho’ rocks and hills remove.