|145 (2)||Psalm 145 Version 2||CM|
|LONG as I live Iíll bless Thy name,
My King, my God of love;
My work and joy shall be the same,
In the bright world above.
|2||Great is the Lord, His power unknown,
And let His praise be great:
Iíll sing the honours of Thy throne,
Thy works of grace repeat.
|3||Thy grace shall dwell upon my tongue;
And, while my lips rejoice,
Many who hear my sacred song
Shall join their cheerful voice.
|4||Fathers to sons shall teach Thy name,
And children learn Thy ways,
Ages to come Thy Truth proclaim,
And nations sound Thy praise.
|5||Thy glorious deeds of ancient date
Shall through the world be known;
Thine arm of power, Thy heavenly state,
With public splendour shown.
|6||This world is governed by Thy hands,
Thy saints are ruled by love;
And Thine eternal kingdom stands,
Though rocks and hills remove.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|