PSALM 145:1-5, 17-21
This is the meter of such hymns as "Jesus Shall Reign" and "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee"

1.  I will ex-tol you, God my king,
    And bless your name for-ev-er-more.
    Each day I'll bless your ho-ly name,
    And praise your good-ness ev-er-more.
2.  Great is the Lord, great to be praised.
    His great-ness is un-search-a-ble.
    One gen-e-ra-tion shall de-clare
    Your might-y works un-to the next.
3.  I'll think up-on your won-drous works,
    And on your glo-rious maj-es-ty.
    The Lord is just in all his ways,
    And kind in ev-ery-thing he does.
4.  The Lord is near to all who call,
    To all who call on him in truth.
    He grants the needs of god-ly ones,
    He hears their cry, and he saves them.
5.  The Lord pro-tects those who love him,
    But all the wick-ed he de-stroys.
    My mouth will speak the praise of God.
    Let all flesh al-ways bless his name.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.

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