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What Shall I Render to the Lord

What shall I render to the Lord, For all his benefits to me? (Psalter 1912)

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1 What shall I render to the Lord
for all his benefits to me?
How shall my soul, by grace restored,
give worthy thanks, O Lord, to thee?

2 Salvation's cup of blessing now
I take, and call upon God's name;
before his saints I pay my vow
and here my gratitude proclaim.

3 His saints the Lord delights to save,
their death is precious in his sight;
he has redeemed me from the grave,
and in his service I delight.

4 With thankful heart I offer now
my gift, and call upon God's name;
before his saints I pay my vow
and here my gratitude proclaim.

5 Within his house, the house of prayer,
I dedicate myself to God;
let all his saints his grace declare
and join to sound his praise abroad.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #116C

Text Information

First Line: What shall I render to the Lord, For all his benefits to me? (Psalter 1912)
Title: What Shall I Render to the Lord
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Scripture References:
st. 1 = Ps. 116:12
st. 2 = Ps. 116:13-14
st. 3 = Ps. 116:15-16
st. 4 = Ps. 116:17-18
st. 5 = Ps. 116:19

This setting of the second half of Psalm 116 is one of the most loved from the 1912 Psalter. The text focuses on the "vow of praise" section of this festive psalm of thanksgiving. See PHH 116 for textual commentary on Psalm 116.

Liturgical Use:
Particularly suitable during the Lord's Supper (eucharista means “thanksgiving,” which is the theme of this psalm) or during the bringing of offerings (esp. st. 4). See also PHH 116.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988




Edward Miller (b. Norwich, England, 1735; d. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1807) adapted ROCKINGHAM from an earlier tune, TUNEBRIDGE, which had been published in Aaron Williams's A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature (c. 1780). ROCKINGHAM has long associations in Great Britain and North Amer…

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