Long as I live I’ll bless Thy name (Psalm 145)

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 145 version 2 (based on Psalm 145) from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

LONG as I live I’ll bless Thy name,
My King, my God of love;
My work and joy shall be the same,
In the bright world above.

Great is the Lord, His power unknown,
And let His praise be great:
I’ll sing the honours of Thy throne,
Thy works of grace repeat.

Thy grace shall dwell upon my tongue;
And, while my lips rejoice,
Many who hear my sacred song
Shall join their cheerful voice.

Fathers to sons shall teach Thy name,
And children learn Thy ways,
Ages to come Thy Truth proclaim,
And nations sound Thy praise.

Thy glorious deeds of ancient date
Shall through the world be known;
Thine arm of power, Thy heavenly state,
With public splendour shown.

This world is governed by Thy hands,
Thy saints are ruled by love;
And Thine eternal kingdom stands,
Though rocks and hills remove.

Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Tune: Ruwm
Composer: Christopher Laws (b.1946)
(This tune is published in ‘Worthy the Lamb’, a recently-produced book of new tunes for Reformed worship, which is available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2Dv6yEl)

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