In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the many people who benefit from Hymnary on a regular basis.

So far in 2021 we have had more than 8 million people from more than 200 countries around the globe come to the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure.

If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

O Lord, I'll thee extol with praise

O Lord, I'll thee extol with praise

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1. O Lord, I'll thee extol with praise,
Who me above my foes didst raise;
And their insulting joy restrain.
2. O Lord, my God, in my distress;
My prayer to thee I did address;
And thou hast healed my grief, and pain.

3. Thou, Lord, didst from the grave revive
And keep my fainting soul alive;
Lest to the pit I should go down.
4. O ye his saints, sing to the Lord
With thankful hearts; while ye record
The truth, and goodness, he has shown.

5. He anger but a moment keeps,
His favor's life; if evening weeps,
The rising sun returns with joy.
6. When with success I prospered,
My foolish heart grew vain, and said,
"No change shall e'er my state annoy."

7. But, Lord, I was convinced e'er long,
Thy favor made my mountain strong;
Thou hid'st thy face, and comforts died.
8. Then, Lord, I humbly thee addressed,
My pride, and folly, I confessed;
And thus with supplication cried.

9. What profit is there in my blood,
If to the grave descend I should?
Can there my mouth thy praises sing?
Or can my dust thy truth declare?
30. Have mercy on me, Lord, and hear,
And timely succors to me bring.

11. Then, to a dance, my mourning, hast
Thou turned, and off my sackcloth cast;
And round with gladness girded me;
12. To the end, my tongue may sing thy praise,
And not be silent; all my days,
My God, I will give thanks to thee.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, I'll thee extol with praise
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextPage Scan

A New Version of the Psalms of David #49

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support