Thy praise, O God, in Zion waits

Thy praise, O God, in Zion waits

Author: Jacob Kimball
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thy praise, O God, in Zion waits;
All flesh shall crowd Thy sacred gates,
To offer sacrifice and prayer,
And pay their willing homage there.

2 What tho’ iniquity prevail,
And feeble flesh be prone to fail;
Yet, Lord, Thy grace Thou wilt display,
And purge each hateful stain away.

3 Blest is the man approved by Thee,
And brought Thy holy courts to see!
Goodness, immense and unconfined,
Shall largely feast his longing mind.

4 Great God, by Thy almighty hand,
The everlasting mountains stand:
And every storm, and every flood,
Obey Thy all commanding nod.

5 Thy lightnings flashing thro’ the skies,
The wide earth fill with sad surprise;
But cheered by Thy enlivening voice,
Rising and setting suns rejoice.

6 From Thy vast, unexhausted stores,
The earth is blest with kindly showers;
And savage wilds and deserts drear,
Confess Thee, Father of the year.

7 The flocks which graze the mountain’s brow,
The corn which clothes the plains below,
To every heart new transports bring,
And hills and vales rejoice and sing.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12729

Author: Jacob Kimball

Kimball, Jacob. (Topsfield, Massachusetts, February 15, 1761--July 24, 1826, Topsfield). He graduated from Harvard in 1780, studied law, taught school, and tried to make a living at various other occupations, with small success except in the field of music where he was regarded as an outstanding singer, teacher, and composer of his period. He edited Rural Harmony (Boston, 1793) which he followed with Essex Harmony (1800), and Essex Harmony, Part II (1802), which included the only tunes of his own composition which can now be identified as his, except those in the popular Village Harmony (1795) the later editions of which, down to 1821, were probably edited by him. There is evidence that he also wrote poetry, including a number of hymns, som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thy praise, O God, in Zion waits
Author: Jacob Kimball
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12729
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