185. I Will Extol You, O My God

1 I will extol you, O my God,
and praise you, O my King;
yes, every day and evermore
your praises I will sing.
Great is the LORD, our mighty God,
and greatly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable,
above all glory raised.

2 Each generation to the next
shall testimony bear,
and to your praise, from age to age,
your wondrous acts declare.
Upon your glorious majesty
and honor I will dwell,
and all your grand and glorious works
and greatness I will tell.

3 Your mighty acts and glorious deeds
we shall with awe confess
and sing of your great goodness and
your perfect righteousness.
Most gracious and compassionate
is God, who reigns above;
his wrath is ever slow to rise,
unbounded is his love.

Text Information
First Line: I will extol you, O my God
Title: I Will Extol You, O My God
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Scripture:
Topic: Alleluias; Majesty of God; Opening of Worship (1 more...)
Source: Psalter, 1912, alt.
Tune Information
Name: NOEL
Adapter: Arthur S. Sullivan (1874)
Meter: CMD
Key: F Major
Source: English


Text Information:

Scripture References:
st. 1 = Ps. 145:1-3
st. 2 = Ps. 145:4-6
st. 3 = Ps. 145:6-8

Based on Psalm 145: 1-8, "I Will Extol You" is reprinted, with a few alterations, from the 1912 Psalter. This part of the psalm centers on the well-known Hebrew confession "God is great, God is good!" See PHH 145 for further commentary on Psalm 145.

Liturgical Use:
See PHH 145

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune Information:

For information about Arthur S. Sullivan and the tune NOEL, see PHH 46.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook


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