1 I'll praise you, Lord, with heart content and joyful,
before the world I'll tell your righteous ways;
I will bow down towards your holy temple,
exalt your name and sing your worthy praise.

2 Beyond the skies you set your timeless kingdom
your word shall last, your throne shall never fall;
the lords of earth will marvel at your wisdom
and kneel before the mighty Lord of all.

3 Though set on high, you look upon the lowly
the proud you see with sorrow from afar;
in all my trouble you are swift to save me,
and with your arm restrain the threat of war.

4 For ever you will keep your face towards us,
your mercy and your love will never cease.
Then come, fulfill in us your mighty purpose
and grant to your creation perfect peace.

After Psalm 138, Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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