Through all the changing scenes of life

Through all the changing scenes of life,
  In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
  My heart and tongue employ.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
  With me exalt His name;
When in distress to Him I called,
  He to my rescue came.
The hosts of God encamp around
  The dwellings of the just;
Deliverance He affords to all
  Who on His succor trust.
Oh, make but trial of His love,
  Experience will decide
How blest they are, and only they,
  Who in His truth confide.
Fear Him, ye saints, and you will then
  Have nothing else to fear;
Make you His service your delight,
  Your wants shall be His care.

Kumasi, Ahinsan Estates, Ghana

I'm glad to know that hymns still inspire and console so many people.

The words of this hymn puts me in a calm place. God bless the writer.

Yaw Asamoah

Roselle, New Jersey, United States

Thanks Lilly, this song has lifted my spirit. I sing it anytime when in the spirit of the Lord. It has brought tears to my eyes. I am glad your mother gave you that, because it is in the family.


Accra, Ghana

I really love this hymn. It inspires me most.

LLady Nkem Ifemedebe

Missing my watch night service back home. A must service hymn of the night!


What more can I do than to exalt His name......through all the changing scenes of 2013, in trouble and in joy, the Lord has been merciful. His praise will continually be on my lips. The hymn summarises it all.

Meriam Livermore

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I love this hymn so dearly, have not heard it for a very long time. Cannot get it out of my head. I hear it in my head during the night, songs of praise.

Maame Boaitey

Kumasi, Ghana

Have been hearing this song within my spirit since dawn and one stanza that kept on repeating itself is 3. Indeed the host of God or His angels encamp around the dwelling of the just. My family and I are a living testmony to this. Thank You Abba Father.


Takoradi, Western, Ghana

I love this song not only because of its lyrics but the where its says "make you His service your delight and He will make your wont His Care" .The Truth is what do I want more than God? And if He is going to Care for my want by just doing His will then God I won't stop doing Your work. Dear reader, this is not only a song but the whole Bible as well.

Stay Blessed by making His Service your delight.


My mom loved the song. Am singing it now to feel better. The aftermath of a divorce.


London, United Kingdom

My dad used to sing this song a lot when I was young. It recently came to my mind and brought tears to my eyes....