Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Hen­ry W. Bak­er (1821–1877), based on John Mil­ton’s Let Us with a Glad­some Mind.

Music: Monk­land John An­tes, in A Col­lect­ion of Hymn Tunes Chief­ly Com­posed for Pri­vate Amuse­ment by John An­tes, cir­ca 1790. Ar­ranged by John B. Wilkes in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Henry W. Baker
(1821–1877)

Lyrics

Praise, O praise our God and king;
Hymns of adoration sing;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Praise Him that He made the sun
Day by day his course to run;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

And the silver moon by night,
Shining with her gentle light;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Praise Him that He gave the rain
To mature the swelling grain;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

And hath bid the fruitful field
Crops of precious increase yield;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Praise Him for our harvest store,
He hath filled the garner floor;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

And for richer food than this,
Pledge of everlasting bliss;
For His mercies still endure
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Glory to our bounteous King;
Glory let creation sing;
Glory to the Father, Son,
And blest Spirit, Three in One.