Scripture Verse

Every day will I bless Thee; and I will praise Thy name forever and ever. Psalm 145:2

Introduction

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Horatius Bonar
(1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, se­cond ser­ies, 1861. These words come from Bo­nar’s long­er hymn, Not What These Hands Have Done.

Music: Praise Song Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn (1809–1847) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, would you ?

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Felix Mendelssohn
(1809–1847)

Lyrics

I bless the Christ of God, I rest on love divine,
And with unfaltering lip and heart, I call the Savior mine.
His cross dispels each doubt; I bury in His tomb
Each thought of unbelief and fear,
Each lingering shade of gloom.

I praise the God of peace, I trust His truth and might;
He calls me His, I call Him mine, My God, my joy, my light.
In Him is only good, in me is only ill;
My ill but draws His goodness forth,
And me He loveth still.

’Tis He who saveth me, and freely pardon gives;
I love because He loveth me; I live because He lives;
My life with Him is hid, my death has passed away,
My clouds have melted into light,
My midnight into day.