O God, my heart is fully bent, To magnify thy glorious Name

O God, my heart is fully bent, To magnify thy glorious Name

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
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1 O GOD, my Heart is fully bent,
To magnify thy glorious Name;
My Tongue with chearful Songs of praise
Shall strive to celebrate thy Fame.

2 Awake, my Lute; nor thou, my Harp,
Thy dulcet warbling Notes delay;
Whilst I with early Hymns of Joy
Prevent the Dawning of the Day.

3 To all the list'ning Tribes, O LORD,
Thy Works of Wonder I will tell;
And to those Nations sing thy Praise,
Ev'n those who round about us dwell.

4 Because thy Mercy's boundless Height
The highest Heav'n itself transcends,
And far beyond th'aspiring Clouds,
Thy faithful Truth, O LORD, extends.

5 Be thou, O GOD, exalted high
Above the glitt'ring starry Frame;
And let the World, with one Consent
Confess thy glorious Name.

6 That all thy chosen People, thee
Their GOD and Saviour may declare;
Let thy Right Hand protect me still,
And answer thou my humble Pray'r.

7 Since GOD himself has said the Word,
Whose faithful Promise cannot fail;
With Joy I Sechem will divide,
And measure Succoth's fruitful Vale.

8 Gilead is mine, Manasseh too,
And Ephraim likewise owns my Cause;
Their Strength my regal Pow'r supports,
And Judah publishes my Laws.

9 Moab I'll make my sevile Drudge;
On vanquish'd Edom I will tread;
And through the proud Philistine Land
Will my triumphant Banners spread.

10 By whose Support and Aid, shall I
The well defended City gain?
Who will my Troops securely lead
Through Edom's strongly guarded Plain?

11 LORD, wilt not thou assist our Arms,
Which late thou did'st forsake?
And wilt not thou, of these our Hosts
Once more the sole Direction take?

12 O to thy Servant in Distress
Thy Help and speedy Succour send!
For vain it is on human Aid,
For Safety ever to depend.

13 Then valiant Acts shall we perform,
If thou wilt thy great Pow'r disclose;
For GOD it is, and GOD alone,
That treads down all haughty Foes.

Source: The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #CVIII

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

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First Line: O God, my heart is fully bent, To magnify thy glorious Name
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, "O God, my heart is fully bent"
Language: English
Publication Date: 1767
Copyright: Public Domain


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