Through all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.
Of His deliverance I will boast,
Till all that are distressed
From my example comfort take,
And charm their griefs to rest.
O magnify the Lord with me;
With me exalt His name;
When in distress to Him I called,
He to my rescue came.
The hosts of God encamp around
The dwellings of the just;
Deliverance He affords to all
Who in His mercy trust.
O make but trial of His love;
Experience will decide
How blessed are they, and only they,
Who in His truth confide!
Fear Him, ye saints, and you will then
Have nothing else to fear;
Come, make His service your delight,
Your wants shall be His care.
Nahum Tate,1652-1715; Nicholas Brady, 1659-1726