Friday, May 17, 2019

Hymn of the Week: Not to Us, Lord (Psalm 115)

My new hymn this week is based loosely on Psalm 115, and is written to the old hymn tune "Hebron" by Lowell Mason, a great 19th-century composer of hymn music. "Hebron" has also been used in hymns like "Christ, in the Night He Was Betrayed" and "Thus Far the Lord Has Led Me On."

Not to Us, Lord

Not to us, Lord, no, not to us,
Shall be the glory or the praise;
We give all glory to your name,
From now unto eternal days!

God reigns above, enthroned on high,
All things to him their praises yield;
Oh, those who follow, trust in him,
For he will be your help and shield.

May God our Maker bless your ways
In all the places where you go,
And then may you, in praising him,
His glory to the world show.

Not to us, Lord, no, not to us,
Shall be the glory or the praise;
We give all glory to your name,
From now unto eternal days!


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