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139. My God, My King, Thy Various Praise

1 My God, my King, thy various praise
shall fill the remnant of my days;
thy grace employ my humble tongue,
till death and glory raise the song.

2 The wings of ev'ry hour shall bear
some thankful tribute to thine ear.
And ev'ry setting sun shall see
new works of duty done for thee.

3 Thy truth and justice I'll proclaim;
thy bounty flows, an endless stream;
thy mercy swift; thine anger slow,
but dreadful to the stubborn foe.

4 Let distant times and nations raise
the long succession of thy praise;
and unborn ages make my song
the joy and labor of their tongue.

5 But who can speak thy wondrous deeds?
Thy greatness all our thoughts exceeds;
vast and unsearchable thy ways:
vast and immortal be thy praise!

Text Information
First Line: My God, my King, thy various praise
Title: My God, My King, Thy Various Praise
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Duncalf (1762)
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major

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