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With my whole Heart, my GOD and King, Thy worthy praise I will proclaim (Hopkinson)

With my whole Heart, my GOD and King, Thy worthy praise I will proclaim (Hopkinson)

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Tune: [To celebrate thy name, O Lord]
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

1 With my whole heart, my God and King
Thy worthy praise I will proclaim;
Before the gods with joy I'll sing,
And ever bless thy holy name.

2 I'll worship at thy sacred seat;
And, with thy love divine inspir'd,
The praises of thy truth repeat,
Thy truth through all thy works admir'd.

3 Thou graciously inclin'st thine ear,
When I to thee address'd my cry;
And when my soul was press'd with fear,
Didst inward strength to me supply.

4 Therefore shall ev'ry earthly prince
Thy name with constant praise pursue;
Whom thy bless'd word shall them convince
That all thy works are just and true.

5 The God of heav’n maintains his state,
Frowns on the proud, and scorns the great;
But from his throne descends to bless
The humble souls that trust his grace.

6 Amidst a thousand snares I stand,
Upheld and guarded by thy hand,
Thy words my fainting soul revive,
And keep my dying faith alive.

7 Grace will complete what grace begins,
To save from sorrows or from sins;
The work that wisdom undertakes
Eternal mercy ne’er forsakes.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #138

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 >

Text Information

First Line: With my whole Heart, my GOD and King, Thy worthy praise I will proclaim (Hopkinson)
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version "With my whole heart, my God and King"
Language: English
Publication Date: 1767
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.