1 O God, my heart is fully bent
To magnify thy Name;
My tongue with cheerful 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 wond'rous works I'll 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.
Source: A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #P.XXXIII
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