Great God, attend, while Zion sings
the joy that from your presence springs;
to spend one day with you on earth
exceeds a thousand days of mirth.
You are our sun, you bless our day;
and you our shield, to guard our way
from all assaults of hell and sin,
from foes without, from foes within.
All needful grace will you bestow,
and crown that grace with glory too;
you give us all things, and withhold
no heavenly good from upright souls.
O God our King, whose sovereign sway
the glorious hosts of heaven obey;
all thrones and kingdoms are your own!
Let praise and joy now fill our song.
Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #35