H. Percey Smith
My song forever shall record|
The tender mercies of the Lord;
Thy faithfulness will I proclaim,
And every age shall know Thy Name.
I sing of mercies that endure,|
Forever builded firm and sure,
Of faithfulness that never dies,
Established changeless in the skies.
Behold God's truth and grace displayed,|
For He has faithful covenant made,
And He has sworn that David's son
Shall ever sit upon his throne.
The heavens shall join in glad accord|
To praise Thy wondrous works, O Lord;
Thy faithfulness shall praise command
Where holy ones assembled stand.
Who in the heavenly dwellings fair|
Can with the Lord Himself compare?
Or who among the mighty shares
The likeness that Jehovah bears.
With fear and reverence at His feet|
God's holy ones in council meet;
Yea, more than all about His throne
Must He be feared, and He alone.
O Thou Jehovah, God of Hosts,|
What mighty one Thy likeness boasts?
In all Thy works and vast designs
Thy faithfulness forever shines.
The swelling sea obeys Thy will,|
Its angry waves Thy voice can still;
Thy mighty enemies are slain,
Thy foes resist Thy power in vain.
The heavens and earth, by right divine,|
The world and all therein are Thine;
The whole creation's wondrous frame
Proclaims its Maker's glorious Name.