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.

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....

Samuel Coffie

Bronx, New York, United States

This hymn is full of the Spirit of God and it's so touching to the soul of the believer. l feel so good listening to it. God bless you. Just listen to the words and your spirit will rejoice.

Michael Ankwah

Kumasi, Kwadaso, Ghana

This hymn brings joy to my heart anytime I sing, read the words or listen to it. It's really an inspirational hymn. I love it.

Maame Serwaah

Kwabenya, Accra, Ghana

An inspiring hymn. The words in it gave me all the assurance I needed when things became very difficult for me some years ago. Now I look back and I sing it with so much joy. Brethren please listen and focus on the words and you will hear the voice of the LORD speaking to you. Will forever remain one of my best hymns.


Accra, Legon, Ghana

I once overlooked this song as we sang it almost every time whether at church or at rehearsal, until I was called to do an exposition of Psalm 34, that was when I came to appreciate the words of the song. The words are deep and make us understand that in all our circumstances - whether in joy or pain, we have to praise our Maker. The hosts of God will still dwell with us as we are just and we obey Him. In all situations, He is with us and as we obey Him and delight in His service, our wants will surely be His cares. What a blessed assurance!!


Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

This was a song I loved and cherished so much years back when I was a Methodist. Unfortunately I forgot this song because it's uncommon to hear it in Pentecostal churches where I am now. I received bad text mesage this morning and while narrating and expressing my pain to a friend, the song quickly dropped into my spirit. I began singing it on the phone and cut the conversation. After searching and going through all the verses of the song, I was relieved and comforted. I've now typed all the verses unto my iPad and will carry it with me.


Lagos, Nigeria

Love this song so much. It reassures me of God being there for me always.

Patrick Afenyi -mensah

Bibiani, Bibiani W/R, Ghana

Am always filled with peace and joy whenever I sing irrespective listen to this song. I was healed through this song when I had a broken heart. this is one of the most finest song I ve come across.

Frederick Eijgendaal

San Francisco, California, United States

As a young Ghanaian traveler and a Methodist, my mom made me understood these words of Charles Wesley's hymn. Mom explained that it a song I can sing at all times and the presence of the Lord will never depart from me.

Tears fill my eyes anytime I sing this hymn (whether Happy or Sad) and they flow in abundance on hitting the second Stanza:

Oh, magnify the Lord with me,

With me exalt His name;

When in distress to Him I called,

He to my rescue came.

I love the hymn.


Bx, NY, United States

The words in this song is very uplifting help to restore hope and comfort to a broken heart. The Lord is always available.