Hymnal: A New Version of the Psalms of David #229 (1754) Hymnal Title: A New Version of the Psalms of David Lyrics: 1 O God, my Heart is fully bent
to magnify thy Name;
My Tongue with chearful songs of praise
shall celebrate thy Fame.
2 Awake, my Lute; nor thou, my Harp,
thy warbling Notes delay;
Whilst I with early Hymns of Joy
prevent the dawning Day.
3 To all the list'ning Tribes, O Lord,
thy Wonders I will tell,
And to those Nations sing thy Praise
that round about us dwell;
4 Because thy Mercy's boundless Height
the highest Heav'n transcends,
And far beyond th' aspiring Clouds
thy faithful Truth extends.
5 Be thou, O God, exalted high
above the starry Frame;
And let the world, with one Consent,
confess thy glorious name.
6 That all thy chosen People Thee
their Saviour may declare;
Let thy right Hand protect me still,
and answer thou my Pray'r.
7 Since God himself has said the word,
whose Promise cannot fail,
With Joy I Sichem will divide,
and measure Succoth's Vale;
8 Gilead is mine, Manasseh too,
and Ephraim owns my Cause:
Their Strength my Regal Pow'r supports,
and Judah gives my Laws.
9 Moab I'll make my sevile Drudge,
on vanquish'd Edom tread;
And thro' the proud Philistine lands,
my conqu'ring Banners spread.
10 By whose Support and Aid shall I
their well-fenc'd City gain?
Who will my Troops securely lead
thro' Edom's guarded Plain?
11 Lord, wilt not thou assist our Arms,
which late thou didst forsake?
And wilt not thou, of these our Hosts,
once more the Guidance take?
12 O to thy Servant in Distress
thy speedy Succour send;
For vain it is on human Aid
for Safety to depend.
13 Then valiant Acts shall we perform,
if thou thy Pow'r disclose;
For God it is, and God alone,
that treads down all our Foes.
Scripture: Psalm 108 Languages: English
O God, my Heart is fully bent