1. O God, be merciful to me.
My soul, take refuge in the Lord.
I kneel beneath thy spreading wing.
O save me from the threat’ning storm.
Be exalted above the heavens!
Let your glory be over all the earth,
Let your glory be over all the earth!
2. My heart is fixed, my song shall raise
Immortal honors to thy name.
Awake, my tongue, to sound his praise.
Awake, my soul, to lift his name!
3. Your steadfast love is great, O God.
I rest my hope in thee alone;
I’ll spread thy sacred truths abroad,
To all mankind thy love make known.
from The Roby Road Sessions,
released September 20, 2019
Words: Isaac Watts, William Wrangham, 1720; addl. text & refrain by Paul van der Bijl, 2015
Music: Paul van der Bijl, Covenant Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 2015 (used with permission). Based on Orlando Gibbons tune