Scripture Verse

Give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 136:1

Introduction

Words: Par­a­phrase of Psalm 136. Au­thor un­known.

Music: Burn­ham Tho­mas Clark (1775–1859) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Clark (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Praise God, for He is kind;
His mercy lasts for aye.
Give thanks with heart and mind
To God of gods alway.

Refrain

For certainly His mercies dure,
For certainly His mercies dure,
Most firm, most firm and sure eternally.

The Lord of lords praise ye,
Whose mercies still endure.
Great wonders only He
Doth work by His great pow’r.

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Which God omnipotent,
By might and wisdom high,
The Heav’n and firmament
Did frame, as we may see.

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To Him who did outstretch
This earth so great and wide,
Above the waters’ reach
Making it to abide.

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